American Dirt - by Jeanine Cummins

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American Dirt - by Jeanine Cummins

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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'Breathtaking... I haven't been so entirely consumed by a book for years' – Telegraph
'I'll never stop thinking about it' – Ann Patchett

FEAR KEEPS THEM RUNNING. HOPE KEEPS THEM ALIVE.

Vivid, visceral, utterly compelling, AMERICAN DIRT is an unforgettable story of a mother and son's attempt to cross the US-Mexico border. Described as 'impossible to put down' (Saturday Review) and 'essential reading' (Tracy Chevalier), it is a story that will leave you utterly changed.

Yesterday, Lydia had a bookshop.

Yesterday, Lydia was married to a journalist. Yesterday, she was with everyone she loved most in the world. Today, her eight-year-old son Luca is all she has left.

For him, she will carry a machete strapped to her leg. For him, she will leap onto the roof of a high speed train. For him, she will find the strength to keep running.

About the Author: Jeanine Cummins is an American author. She also gives talks at prisons, with first responders and with students about topics such as victimology about victims' rights, her family's experience with the criminal justice system, migration, and turning trauma into art and stories

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