This powerful novel follows Lydia, a bookstore owner in Acapulco, Mexico, as she is forced to flee with her son after her journalist husband publishes an explosive article about the leader of a drug cartel. The two become migrants, riding trains to reach the United States and leave the violence of the drug cartels behind. Along the way, they join countless others also seeking a better life. A gripping, emotional tale of survival and the search for home.
2020-01-21T00:00:00.000ZLike so many of us, I’ve read newspaper articles and watched television news stories and seen movies about the plight of families looking for a better life, but this story changed the way I see what it means to be a migrant in a whole new way. – source
2020-01-15T01:32:31.000ZIf you only take one book recommendation from me all year, make it AMERICAN DIRT by @jeaninecummins. A woman flees the cartels with her son, racing for the Texas border and the hope of asylum. The men with the machetes are on her heels. You can't find a more relentless thriller. – source
2020-01-04T17:55:53.000ZEveryone must read this book by @jeaninecummins. I cannot stop talking about it. I want to immediately start reading it all over again. Utterly magnificent. – source
2020-01-18T14:52:32.000ZThink this the best (non Curtis Brown) book I read last year. – source