Jeanine Cummins - American Dirt

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In her powerful new novel, Cummins, author of The Crooked Branch and A Rip in Heaven, traces the experience of a successful, middle-class Mexican woman who never expected she’d have to leave her home. Lydia Quixano Pérez, married to a journalist and the mother of a son, runs a bookstore in Acapulco. She’s relatively untouched by the drug violence around her—one cartel jefe is a loyal  customer, and even shares Lydia’s taste in books. But when Lydia’s husband exposes this man’s brutality in print, the family loses everything. Fleeing by train with her son, Lydia is plunged into the physical and emotional trials of la bestia, one of which is the uncertainty of what she is running to.


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Fiction & Poetry
American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

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