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American dirt
Author: Cummins, Jeanine
Publication year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Classification: F
Publisher: Tinder Press, 2020
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781472261397
Originally published: New York: Flatiron Books
'American Dirt' is the first novel to explore the experience of attempting to illegally cross the US-Mexico border, a journey which thousands of migrants make each year. 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.
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Review: This is a shocking read but well worth it. The characters draw you in and you think about the 'what ifs' in their lives. Understand this is really happening to some people in the world. Star rating: 4.5 out of 5 Recommend? Yes
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