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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 12 August 2022
  • ISBN : 1250754089
  • Page : 386 pages
  • Rating : 1/5 from 1 voters

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OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK "Extraordinary." --Stephen King "This book is not simply the great American novel; it's the great novel oflas Americas. It's the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful." --Sandra Cisneros También 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 thejefe 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 ridela 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 reachel 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 "aGrapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic," Jeanine Cummins'sAmerican Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.

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American Dirt

American Dirt
  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • ISBN : 1250754089
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OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK "Extraordinary." --Stephen King "This book is not simply the great American novel; it's the great novel oflas Americas. It's the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful." --Sandra Cisneros También 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

American Dirt

American Dirt
  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • ISBN : 1250209765
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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

American Dirt

American Dirt
  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • ISBN : 1250772400
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"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 Crooked Branch

The Crooked Branch
  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781101615072
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From the national bestselling author of American Dirt and A Rip in Heaven comes the deeply moving story of two mothers from two very different times. After the birth of her daughter Emma, the usually resilient Majella finds herself feeling isolated and exhausted. Then, at her childhood home in Queens, Majella discovers the diary of her maternal ancestor Ginny—and is shocked to read a story of murder in her family history. With the famine upon her, Ginny Doyle fled

A Rip in Heaven

A Rip in Heaven
  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781440627910
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The acclaimed author of American Dirt reveals the devastating effects of a shocking tragedy in this landmark true crime book—the first ever to look intimately at the experiences of both the victims and their families. A Rip in Heaven is Jeanine Cummins’ story of a night in April, 1991, when her two cousins Julie and Robin Kerry, and her brother, Tom, were assaulted on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River just outside of St. Louis.

The Outside Boy

The Outside Boy
  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781101429679
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A poignant, coming of age novel about an Irish gypsy boy’s childhood in the 1950’s from the national bestselling author of A Rip in Heaven and American Dirt. Ireland, 1959: Young Christopher Hurley is a tinker, a Pavee gypsy, who roams with his father and extended family from town to town, carrying all their worldly possessions in their wagons. Christy carries with him a burden of guilt as well, haunted by the story of his mother’s death in childbirth.

Summary of American Dirt

Summary of American Dirt
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • ISBN : 9798609023971
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Note: This is a summary of Jeanine Cummins's NYT's bestseller, American Dirt. Current Rave reviews for American Dirt: "Extraordinary." - Stephen King "It's a heart-wrenching page-turner, and you won't be able to put it down."--Oprah Winfrey About the author: Jeanine Cummins is the author of four books: the bestselling memoir A Rip in Heaven, and the novels The Outside Boy, The Crooked Branch, and American Dirt. She lives in New York with her husband and two children. Why read

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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  • Author : Judith Viorst,Ray Cruz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-09-22
  • ISBN : 9781416985952
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On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

American Dirt: Chapter Sampler

American Dirt: Chapter Sampler
  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2019-08-02
  • ISBN : 9781250751089
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Download a free excerpt from Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt! 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

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Children of the Land
  • Author : Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-01-28
  • ISBN : 9780062825605
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An NPR Best Book of the Year A 2020 International Latino Book Award Finalist An Entertainment Weekly, The Millions, and LitHub Most Anticipated Book of the Year This unforgettable memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies and chronicles one young man’s attempt to build a future in a nation that denies his existence. “You were not a ghost even though an

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  • Author : Michael Clarkson
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781554906819
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Through the memories of his women and confidantes, this biography provides a fresh portrait of virtuoso pianist Glenn Gould, detailing his many motivations, dreams, quirks, and fears. Filled with personal stories from the people who were intimately involved with the man, this account shows how Gould, the worlds greatest pianist in the 1950s and 1960s, was richly inspired by, and bared his soul at the keyboard to, the numerous women who stirred his hard-to-fetch emotions. Long considered to be an

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  • Author : Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • ISBN : 9780316516259
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In this "raucous, moving, and necessary" (San Francisco Chronicle) story by a Pulitzer Prize finalist, the De La Cruzes, a family on the Mexican-American border, celebrate two of their most beloved relatives during a joyous and bittersweet weekend. National Bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist A New York Times Notable Book / One of the Best Books of the Year from National Public Radio, American Library Association, San Francisco Chronicle, BookPage, Newsday, BuzzFeed, Kirkus Reviews, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Literary

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  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • ISBN : 9781455540259
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A National Bestseller! What does an undocumented immigrant look like? What kind of family must she come from? How could she get into this country? What is the true price she must pay to remain in the United States? JULISSA ARCE knows firsthand that the most common, preconceived answers to those questions are sometimes far too simple-and often just plain wrong. On the surface, Arce's story reads like a how-to manual for achieving the American dream: growing up in an

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-08-24
  • ISBN : 9780735269767
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  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2013-03-19
  • ISBN : 9781616202743
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