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American Dirt

A Novel

Jeanine Cummins

También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams.Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large,...
Publish Date
January 21
Goodreads rating
Jan 21, 2020
Like 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
Jan 15, 2020
If 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
Jan 04, 2020
Everyone 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
Jan 18, 2020
Think this the best (non Curtis Brown) book I read last year.      source
Dec 30, 2019
Top 9 books of ‘19! @jamiattenberg @jenniferweiner @LisaTaddeo @jeaninecummins @CounterpointLLC @fsgbooks      source