American dirt
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New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.
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Format
Book
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc
386 pages ; 25 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781250209764, 1250209765, 9781250754080, 1250754089

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Oprah's Book Club pick.
Description
"También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Perez 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, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they'll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy--two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia's husband's tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia--trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier's reach doesn't extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to? American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed when they finish reading it. A page-turner filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page, it is a literary achievement."--,Provided by publisher.
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Acapulco. Lydia Quixano Perez lruns a bookstore. She has a son, Luca; her wonderful husband is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is fairly comfortable. Javier browses at the store and comes up to the register with two of her favorites books. Javier is charming... and the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When her husband's tell-all profile of Javier is published, Lydia and Luca find themselves making their way north toward the United States, the only place Javier's reach doesn't extend. But what exactly are they running to? -- adapted from jacket

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APA Citation (style guide)

Cummins, J. (2020). American dirt. First U.S. edition. New York: Flatiron Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cummins, Jeanine. 2020. American Dirt. New York: Flatiron Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cummins, Jeanine, American Dirt. New York: Flatiron Books, 2020.

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Cummins, Jeanine. American Dirt. First U.S. edition. New York: Flatiron Books, 2020. Print.

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