American Dirt (Oprah’s Book Club): A Novel

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#1 New York Times Bestseller OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK“Extraordinary.”―Stephen King“This book is not simply the great American novel; it’s the great novel of las Americas. It’s the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful.”―Sandra CisnerosTambién 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, 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 a few 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. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.Already being hailed as “a Grapes of Wrath for our times” and “a new American classic,” Jeanine Cummins’s American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.

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#1 New York Instances Bestseller OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK“Extraordinary.”―Stephen King“This e book shouldn’t be merely the good American novel; it’s the good novel of las Americas. It’s the good world novel! That is the worldwide story of our instances. Masterful.”―Sandra CisnerosTambién de este lado hay sueños. On this aspect, too, there are desires.Lydia Quixano Pérez lives within the Mexican metropolis of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a beautiful husband who’s a journalist. And whereas there are cracks starting to indicate in Acapulco due to the drug cartels, her life is, by and enormous, pretty snug.Though she is aware of they’ll by no means promote, Lydia shares a few of her all-time favourite books in her retailer. After which someday a person enters the store to browse and comes as much as the register with just a few books he wish to purchase―two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He’s charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he’s the jefe of the most recent drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over town. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is revealed, none of their lives will ever be the identical.Compelled to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca quickly discover themselves miles and worlds away from their snug middle-class existence. Immediately reworked into migrants, Lydia and Luca trip la bestia―trains that make their manner north towards the US, which is the one place Javier’s attain doesn’t prolong. As they be a part of the numerous folks making an attempt to achieve el norte, Lydia quickly sees that everybody is operating from one thing. However what precisely are they operating to? American Filth will depart readers completely modified. It’s a literary achievement crammed with poignancy, drama, and humanity on each web page. It is without doubt one of the most vital books for our instances.Already being hailed as “a Grapes of Wrath for our instances” and “a brand new American traditional,” Jeanine Cummins’s American Filth is a uncommon exploration into the internal hearts of individuals keen to sacrifice every part for a glimmer of hope.

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