American Dirt

Written By Jeanine Cummins
American Dirt
  • Publsiher : Flatiron Books
  • Release : 21 January 2020
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 85 reviews
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Read or download book entitled American Dirt written by Jeanine Cummins which was release on 21 January 2020, this book published by Flatiron Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: También de este lado hay sueños. On this side too, there are dreams. Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic", American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope. If it’s only a better life you seek, seek it elsewhere...This path is only for people who have no choice, no other option, only violence and misery behind you. And your journey will grow even more treacherous from here. Everything is working against you. —American Dirt 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. It is a page-turner, it is a literary achievement, it is filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.

American Dirt

American Dirt
  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : También de este lado hay sueños. On this side too, there are dreams. Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic", American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer ...

American Dirt

American Dirt
  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : '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 ...

American Dirt Oprah s Book Club

American Dirt  Oprah s Book Club
  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt, the #1 New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book Club pick that has sold over two million copies Lydia lives in Acapulco. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while cracks are beginning to show ...

American Dirt Oprah s Book Club

American Dirt  Oprah s Book Club
  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2021-02-18
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : Download or read online American Dirt Oprah s Book Club written by Jeanine Cummins, published by St. Martin's Paperbacks which was released on 2021-02-18. Get American Dirt Oprah s Book Club Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

American Dirt

American Dirt
  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Tinder Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-18
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : 'Breathtaking... I haven't been so entirely consumed by a book for years' Telegraph 'I couldn't put it down. I'll never stop thinking about it' Ann Patchett An extraordinary story of the lengths a mother will go to to save her son, AMERICAN DIRT has sold over a million copies worldwide. ...

Study Guide for Book Clubs American Dirt

Study Guide for Book Clubs  American Dirt
  • Author : Kathryn Cope
  • Publisher : Kathryn Cope
  • Release Date : 2020-10-23
  • Total pages : 46
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : An essential tool for all reading groups! No reading group should be without this book club companion to Jeanine Cummins’s bestselling novel, American Dirt. This comprehensive guide includes useful background to the novel, a full plot summary, discussion of themes & symbols, detailed character notes, thought-provoking discussion questions, and even ...

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  • Author : Paisley Rekdal
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : A timely, nuanced work that dissects the thorny debate around cultural appropriation and the literary imagination. How do we properly define cultural appropriation, and is it always wrong? If we can write in the voice of another, should we? And if so, what questions do we need to consider first? ...

Cultural Appropriation in Fashion and Entertainment

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  • Author : Yuniya Kawamura,Jung-Whan Marc de Jong
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-06-16
  • Total pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : Is it ever appropriate to “borrow” culturally inspired ideas? Who has ownership over intangible culture? What role does power inequality play? These questions are often at the center of heated public debates around cultural appropriation, with new controversies breaking seemingly every day. Cultural Appropriation in Fashion and Entertainment offers a ...

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  • Author : Deborah Appleman
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2022-09-06
  • Total pages : 137
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : Can educators continue to teach troubling but worthwhile texts? Our current “culture wars” have reshaped the politics of secondary literature instruction. Due to a variety of challenges from both the left and the right—to language or subject matter, to potentially triggering content, or to authors who have been canceled—...

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  • Author : Zibby Owens
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : 53 SHORT ESSAYS FOR BUSY PEOPLE . . . BY 49 AMAZING AUTHORS. Too tired to think? No time to read books? Zibby Owens gets it. Award-winning podcaster of Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books and mother of four (ages six to fourteen) compiled fifty-three essays by forty-nine authors to help the rest ...

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Emotion

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  • Author : Patrick Colm Hogan,Bradley J. Irish,Lalita Pandit Hogan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-04-06
  • Total pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : The Routledge Companion to Literature and Emotion shows how the "affective turn" in the humanities applies to literary studies. Deftly combining the scientific elements with the literary, the book provides a theoretical and topical introduction to reading literature and emotion. Looking at a variety of formats, including novels, drama, film, ...

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  • Author : César Albarrán-Torres
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-03-08
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : This book draws on a multi-method study of film and television narratives of global criminal networks to explore the links between audiovisual media, criminal networks and global audiences in the age of digital content distribution. Mapping out media representations of the ongoing war on drugs in Mexico and the United ...

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  • Author : Timothy C. Baker
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-05-19
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : Surveying a wide range of contemporary poetry, fiction, and memoir by women writers, this book explores our most pressing environmental concerns and shows how these texts find innovative new ways to respond to our environmental crisis. Arguing for the centrality of individual encounter and fragmentary form in 21st-century literature, as ...

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  • Author : J.P. Messina
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-08-23
  • Total pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : This book features new perspectives on the ethics and politics of free speech. Contributors draw on insights from philosophy, psychology, political theory, journalism, literature, and history to respond to pressing problems involving free speech in liberal societies. Recent years have seen an explosion of academic interest in free speech. However, ...

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  • Author : Tayari Jones
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781250209764
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Summary : A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK A 2018 BEST OF THE YEAR SELECTION OF NPR * TIME * BUSTLE * O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE * THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS * AMAZON.COM OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION “A moving portrayal of the effects of a ...