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book review: Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez

Olga Dies Dreaming  by Xochitl Gonzales Overview:  Olga has moved from her Brooklyn neighborhood surrounded by her large Puerto Rican family to an Ivy League college and then back to her beloved neighborhood where she launched a wedding planning business for New York City's wealthiest future brides and grooms. Olga is at the top of her game, but she's still finding holes of yearning in her life. After losing her father to AIDs, her grandmother passing, and her mom disappearing, Olga has many wounds to heal as she progresses in her adult life. Her brother, Prieto harbors secrets of his own as he progresses through New York politics, and the siblings spend the summer of 2017 fitting together the pieces of who they are and who they want to be once again. Overall: 4.5 Characters: 5 Every character in this book is so nuanced and lovely. There's Olga who is courageous and fearless and a bit conniving as well as fiercely protective of her large extended family. She's the heart