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HOT BOOK Discussion – American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, hosted by Deborah Gordon, Library Trustee

April 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Online

The reviews either praise or condemn Jeanine Cummins’ book American Dirt.  TV and magazine mogul Oprah Winfrey, her nation-wide book club’s book choice swallowed in controversy, is saying “it has become clear to me [……] that this selection has struck an emotional chord and created a need for a deeper, more substantive discussion.”  Sadly, pointed anger has been lobbed at the author and to book stores who would host her. Is that appropriate?

Why is this highly anticipated novel (about a mother and child fleeing to the US border to avoid a dangerous Mexican drug cartel) generating so much flak? Join us to discuss the phenomenon this book has become in the few short weeks since publication.  


“Threats against the author of ‘American Dirt’ threaten us all.” Ron Charles, book critic, Washington Post


April 14, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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