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When Tito Loved Clara - Jon Michaud Tito and Clara where secret high school sweethearts in their Dominican neighborhood in Washington Heights. Clara grew up and moved on, but not Tito. This novel is about what happens when a series of family catastrophes and coincidences brings their lives back together.

Great characters, great prose. The plot occasionally borders of melodramatic, though, and I often found myself rolling my eyes throughout much of the second half.