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American Dirt: The heartstopping story that will live with you for ever Kindle Edition
'Heartstopping... doesn't let up... you will urge them on, fists clenched' The Times
An extraordinary story of the lengths a mother will go to to save her son, AMERICAN DIRT has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It's time to read what you've been missing.
Lydia Perez owns a bookshop in Acapulco, Mexico, and is married to a fearless journalist. Luca, their eight-year-old son, completes the picture. But it only takes a bullet to rip them apart.
In a city in the grip of a drug cartel, friends become enemies overnight, and Lydia has no choice but to flee with Luca at her side. North for the border... whatever it takes to stay alive. The journey is dangerous - not only for them, but for those they encounter along the way. Who can be trusted? And what sacrifices is Lydia prepared to make?
*An Instant New York Times #1 Bestseller 2020*
*An Instant Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller 2020*
*Over 2 million copies sold globally*
*A Richard and Judy Bookclub Pick*
*An Oprah's Book Club Pick*
*A BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime*
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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 Cisneros
Heartstopping... doesn't let up... you will urge them on, fists clenched ― The Times
Stunning... remarkable... an account of love on the run that will never lose steam ― Vogue
This might be the first book many people read this year... it might also be the best ― Irish Times
Taut, tough, visceral, savage and exhilaratingly written ― i-Paper
One hell of a novel about a good woman on the run with her beautiful boy... I defy anyone to read the first seven pages of this book and not finish it
AMERICAN DIRT transported me through genuine fear and had me willing on every human being struggling to get to a better life. Written with masterly restraint, it is a roaring human triumph
It's been a long time since I turned pages as fast as I did with American Dirt. Its journey is a testament to the power of fear and hope and belief that there are more good people than bad.
I devoured the novel ina dry-eyed adrenalin rush... profoundly moving ― Washington Post
From its heart-stopping first sentence to its heart-shattering last, Cummins' story of immigrants is just what we need now
From the opening page your heart will be in your mouth You will never want to put this story down, Jeanine Cummins has written a novel of such moment, such danger and such compassion, it will change your view of the world
Urgent and unforgettable, AMERICAN DIRT leaps the borders of the page and demands attention, especially now
Riveting, timely, a dazzling accomplishment. Jeanine Cummins makes us all live and breathe the refugee story. If a book can change hearts and transform policies, this is the one
Both a moral compass and a riveting read --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07NCZLPL6
- Publisher : Tinder Press (21 Jan. 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 3016 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 462 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 457 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 April 2021
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The book is a real page-turner, difficult to put down, and beautifully written. Jeanine Cummins has real reporting skill, and has thoroughly researched her subject. It shows how shocking are the effects of President Trump’s policy on refugees and migrants, demonstrating their humanity. Jeanine Cummins’ empathy with migrants is manifest. The author’s note at the end of the book should be widely read. I have seen some of the more critical and churlish American reviews of this splendid book, and find that they reflect badly on the reviewers. Ignore them.
At times it had my heart racing in fear.
It moved me to tears and it is achingly poignant.
The writing is stunning and it will stay with me.
This is creative writing at its best.
I hear the criticisms that Cummins is not Mexican etc
But, do you know what, you don’t need to be a serial killer or forensic profiler to write a good crime novel.
I have read some books written from experience and they have felt like an excuse to get on a soap box. They have not affected me like American Dirt.
This book opened my mind and touched my heart.
I applaud Jeanine Cummins and I wholeheartedly recommend this book.
I listened to it and the narrator is superb.
‘ Journey” of the main two characters was , I felt, predictable, repetitive and not even very well written. I just couldn’t really care about any of the characters . There were moments of excitement and it’s by no means a terrible read but , on this occasion I think all the wild praise that’s it’s a `’ modern classic” has resulted in a major disappointment.