Olga Dies Dreaming

Xochitl Gonzalez

Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez

A status-driven wedding planner for New York’s elite grapples with her absent mother and her Puerto Rican roots in the wake of Hurricane Maria.


The extraordinary accomplishment of Olga Dies Dreaming is in how a familiar-enough tale—a woman seeking love, hap­pi­ness, and ful­fill­ment in the big city—slowly reveals itself to be something else altogether . . . the very idea of the American Dream. Rumaan Alam, author of Leave the World Behind

Wisdom, tenderness and abundant humor…I will think about its richly drawn, deeply human characters for a very long time. Cynthia Sweeney, author of The Nest and Good Company

Gonzalez’s Olga hustles, stumbles, falls, and eventually finds her way . . . A poignant, scalding debut. Jaquira Díaz, author of Ordinary Girls