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  • 25 of 52 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 2 of 5 copies available at Beaufort County Library System.

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5 current holds with 52 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch FIC CUM (Text) 0530006258069 Adult Fiction Collection Checked out 11/02/2021
Beaufort - Bookmobile South FIC CUM (Text) 0530011121486 Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch FIC CUM (Text) 0530006258087 Adult Book Club Books Checked out 10/26/2021
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch FIC CUM (Text) 0530006251388 Adult Fiction Collection Checked out 11/04/2021
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch FIC CUM (Text) 0530011225089 Adult Fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250209764
  • ISBN: 1250209765
  • ISBN: 9781250772404
  • Physical Description: 386 pages : color maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Maps on endpapers.
Oprah's Book Club 2020.
Summary, etc.:
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. A page-turner filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page, it is a literary achievement. —publisher.
Subject: Drug traffic > Mexico > Fiction.
Organized crime > Mexico > Fiction.
Immigrants > Mexican-American Border Region > Fiction.
Mexico > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
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Jeanine Cummins is the author of the novels The Outside Boy and The Crooked Branch and the bestselling memoir A Rip in Heaven. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.


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