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American Dirt

Narrated by: Yareli Arizmendi
Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Fear keeps them running. Hope keeps them alive.

Vivid, visceral, utterly compelling, American Dirt, is the first novel to explore the experience of attempting to illegally cross the US-Mexico border. 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.

©2020 Jeanine Cummins (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"One hell of a novel about a good woman on the run with her beautiful boy." (Stephen King)

"I couldn't put it down. I'll never stop thinking about it." (Ann Patchett)

"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." (John Grisham)

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