What are the best books by Dominican authors?

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    #1The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a fiction novel written by Junot Díaz which follows the life of Dominican ghetto nerd named Oscar. This has won awards such as The Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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    Samantha Shaw
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a fiction novel written by Junot Díaz which follows the life of Dominican ghetto nerd named Oscar. This has won awards such as The Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award."
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    #2Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

    Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

    Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina is an autobiography non-fiction book written by Raquel Cepeda. It was published March 5, 2013 by Atria Books. It narrates her struggles in the journey laid before her.

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    Samuel Hernandez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I've been planning a vacation to the Dominican Republic for this summer and I love to read books to get me excited about my trip! Bird of Paradise is a great look at the struggles and difficulty that exist for women growing up in that society. I have a newfound appreciation for the culture and I will remember this book while I am on my trip!"
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    #3Geographies of Home

    Geographies of Home

    Geographies of Home is magical realism fiction book written by Loida Maritza Perez. It was published by March 1, 2000 by Penguin Books. It follows Illiana's journey to self-discovery.

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    Zachary Rodriguez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "As far as Dominican writers go Perez is tops. I've read all his books. They're all good but this one is my favorite. A lot of plot twists and amazing character development."
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    #4The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction

    The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction
    The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction is an Ethnic study and non-fiction book written by Lorgia Garcia-Pena. It was published November 8, 2016 by Duke University Press Books.
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    Ying Shao
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "A bit bland, but had some interesting tidbits here and there. It could have used some more evocative writing."
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    #5Yo.

    Yo.

    Yo. is the simplest communication app. The app lets you send YOs, location or photos. Every time you received a YO, mobile shouts YO. Easy. 

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    Song Zhou
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Yo. actually isn't a book at all. It's an app for your apple device that's sort of like instant messaging. If that's what you were looking for, it's for you, but it's definitely not a book in any way!"
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    #6Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League

    Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League

    Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League is an education, autobiography and nonfiction book written by Dan-el Padilla Peralta. It was published July 28, 2015 by Penguin Press.

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    Kathleen May
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book is fantastic. I relate a lot to the topic"
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    #7The Dominican Republic: A National History

    The Dominican Republic: A National History

    The Dominican Republic: A National History is a historical non-fiction book written by Frank Moya-Pons. It was published May 1, 1998 by Markus Wiener Publishers. It contains cultural enlightening facts.

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    Catherine Grant
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "thorough and interesting. it's not as dry as a textbook but is clearly written by someone invested in the history of the island."
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    #8I Have No Room for the Broken: A collection of poems about Love, heartbreak and moving on

    I Have No Room for the Broken: A collection of poems about Love, heartbreak and moving on

    I Have No Room for the Broken: A collection of poems about Love, heartbreak and moving on is a poetry compilation by Angela Abreu. It was published November 17, 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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    Jerry Huang
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This collection of poems is one of the best reads of the past few years. It's unabashedly emotional and I wouldn't have it any other way."
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    #9Dominicanish: A Performance Text

    Dominicanish: A Performance Text

    Dominicanish: A Performance Text is a non-fiction book written by Josefina Baez. It was published in the year 2000 by Josefina Baez. It holds a cultural enriched content.

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    Gary Ortiz
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a good read"
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    #10Song of the Water Saints: A Novel

    Song of the Water Saints: A Novel

    Song of the Water Saints: A Novel is a historical fiction novel written Nelly Rosario. It was published February 26, 2002 by Pantheon. It narrates the story in a poetic manner.

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    Sandra Ramirez
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I really enjoy the style this was written in, though it's not going to be for everyone. I enjoy prose for it's own sake, and this delivers! I also found the story very engaging - following three generations of women is wonderful."
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    #11Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women

    Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women

    Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women is a feminism and cultural book of compiled engaging narratives edited by Erika M. Martinez. It was published April 15, 2016 by University of Georgia Press.

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