Holt Paperbacks American Dirt: A novel (Oprah's Book Club) Holt Paperbacks American Dirt: A novel (Oprah's Book Club)
Holt Paperbacks American Dirt: A novel (Oprah's Book Club) Holt Paperbacks American Dirt: A novel (Oprah's Book Club)

American Dirt: A novel (Oprah's Book Club)

By Jeanine Cummins

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Publication Date: February 1, 2022

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The #1 New York Times bestseller that has sold over 1.4 million copies is finally available in paperback.

Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco and 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 America, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the thousands of people trying to reach American dirt, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?

About the Author

Jeanine Cummins is the author of three books: the novels The Outside Boy and The Crooked Branch and the bestselling memoir A Rip in Heaven. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 400 pages

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

Publication Date: February 1, 2022

ISBN: 9781250209788

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