American Dirt

American Dirt
Author : Jeanine Cummins
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2020-01-21
ISBN 10 : 1250209765
ISBN 13 : 9781250209764
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dirt Book Description:

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 :
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2020-04-21
ISBN 10 : 3499276828
ISBN 13 : 9783499276828
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dirt Book Description:

American Dirt

American Dirt
Author : Jeanine Cummins
Publisher :
Total Pages : 544
Release : 2020-08-20
ISBN 10 : 2848768282
ISBN 13 : 9782848768281
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dirt Book Description:

Un livre puissant et bouleversant, nécessaire à notre époque troublée Libraire à Acapulco, au Mexique, Lydia mène une vie calme avec son mari journaliste Sebastián et leur famille, malgré les tensions causées dans la ville par les puissants cartels de la drogue. Jusqu'au jour où Sebastián, s'apprêtant à révéler dans la presse l'identité du chef du principal cartel, apprend à Lydia que celui-ci n'est autre que Javier, un client érudit et délicat avec qui elle s'est liée dans sa librairie... La parution de son article, quelques jours plus tard, bouleverse leur destin à tous. Contrainte de prendre la fuite avec son fils de huit ans, Luca, Lydia se sait suivie par les hommes de Javier. Ils vont alors rejoindre le flot de migrants en provenance du sud du continent, en route vers les Etats-Unis, devront voyager clandestinement à bord de la redoutable Bestia, le train qui fonce vers le nord, seront dépouillés par des policiers corrompus, et menacés par les tueurs du cartel... Porté par une écriture électrique, American Dirt raconte l'épopée de ces femmes et de ces hommes qui ont pour seul bagage une farouche volonté d'avancer vers la frontière américaine. Un récit marqué par la force et l'instinct de survie de Lydia, le courage de Luca, ainsi que leur amitié avec Rebeca et Soledad, deux soeurs honduriennes, fragiles lucioles dans les longues nuits de marche... Hymne poignant aux rêves de milliers de migrants qui risquent chaque jour leur vie, American Dirt est aussi le roman de l'amour d'une mère et de son fils qui, au coeur des situations tragiques, ne perdent jamais espoir. Un roman nécessaire à notre époque troublée. [payot].

American Dirt

American Dirt
Author : Jeanine Cummins
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2020-01-21
ISBN 10 : 9781472261380
ISBN 13 : 1472261380
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dirt Book Description:

'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* *An Instant Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller* *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*

Study Guide for Book Clubs American Dirt

Study Guide for Book Clubs  American Dirt
Author : Kathryn Cope
Publisher : Kathryn Cope
Total Pages : 46
Release : 2020-10-23
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide for Book Clubs American Dirt Book Description:

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 a quick quiz. Study Guides for Book Clubs are designed to help you get the absolute best from your book club meetings. They enable reading group members to appreciate their chosen book in greater depth than ever before. Please be aware that this is a companion guide and does not contain the full text of the novel.

American Dirt Track Racer

American Dirt Track Racer
Author : Joe Scalzo
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release :
ISBN 10 : 1610608054
ISBN 13 : 9781610608053
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dirt Track Racer Book Description:

One of the most evocative eras in the history of American motorsport was the golden age of dirt-track racing, when hairy-knuckled drivers duked it out in open-wheel racers on half-mile ovals around the country. This photographic history spans the classic era from 1946 to 1970, featuring vintage photography of the Champ and Sprint cars that were driven by men like A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Roger Ward and Bobby Unser for very little monetary reward. The technologies of the most successful and unusual cars are discussed as are specific races, circuits and some of the more colorful personalities of the period. Midget and track roadsters are also featured, along with period color photography.

American Dirt Chapter Sampler

American Dirt  Chapter Sampler
Author : Jeanine Cummins
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Total Pages : 27
Release : 2019-08-02
ISBN 10 : 9781250751089
ISBN 13 : 125075108X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dirt Chapter Sampler Book Description:

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 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 Oprah s Book Club

American Dirt  Oprah s Book Club
Author : Jeanine Cummins
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2020-01-21
ISBN 10 : 9781250209771
ISBN 13 : 1250209773
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dirt Oprah s Book Club Book Description:

#1 New York Times Bestseller OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK “Extraordinary.” —Stephen King “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 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 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. 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 "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic," Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.

Summary of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Summary of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Author : Peter Cuomo
Publisher : Peter Cuomo
Total Pages : 87
Release : 2022-01-03
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Book Description:

A complete summary of Jeanine Cummins book American Dirt About the original book: Lydia Quixano Pérez, a bookshop owner in Acapulco, saves her son Luca from a massacre that kills out their whole family at a quinceañera barbeque. The offenders are three sicarios, murders for Los Jardineros, a vicious local gang. Javier Crespo Fuentes, Lydia’s close friend and the jefe of Los Jardineros, ordered the killing in revenge for an exposé authored by Lydia’s husband, a writer called Sebastián Pérez Delgado. Javier’s violent wrath derives not from the story itself, but from the damage, it has on his daughter, Marta, who commits suicide when she learns of her father’s actual identity. Lydia and Luca spend the rest of the novel escaping from Javier’s soldiers, encountering a colorful cast of refugees along the way to the US.

American Dirt Oprah s Book Club

American Dirt  Oprah s Book Club
Author : Jeanine Cummins
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2021-02-18
ISBN 10 : 1250805465
ISBN 13 : 9781250805461
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dirt Oprah s Book Club Book Description: