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Authors @ NCL: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

September 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Online

Please join us for this live webinar on Thursday September 10th at 7:00 PM EST


Both a thriller and an exploration of immigration, American Dirt tells the compelling story of Lydia Pérez, her journalist husband, and their son Luca, living in the Mexican city of Acapulco and enjoying a relatively comfortable life despite the looming threat of the powerful drug cartels of the area. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier, head of the new cartel is published, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca are forced to flee. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestiathe trains heading north toward the United States, like thousands of others, and Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. ButAmerican Dirt asks, what are they running to? 

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.


September 10, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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