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American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club) - Jeanine Cummins

American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club)

By Jeanine Cummins

  • Release Date: 2020-01-21
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4
From 6,527 Ratings


Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt, the #1 New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book Club pick that has sold over three million copies

Lydia lives in Acapulco. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while cracks are beginning to show in Acapulco because of the cartels, Lydia’s life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. But after her husband’s tell-all profile of the newest drug lord is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.

Forced to flee, Lydia and Luca find themselves joining the countless people trying to reach the United States. Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?


  • Fearless Author

    By Mac pvyjfyibde
    Incredible, brave story. I’m glad I read it.
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By Francis and Nacio
    Fine writing, unforgettable characters, heartbreaking theme.
  • Wonderful story

    By lthoma2
    Compelling characters gave a window into what it’s like to navigate an escape from cartel violence and cross the border with a coyote. Fictional but realistic story. Fell in love with the mother & son.
  • Great book

    By Lilly Dipper
    This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. It has become controversial because the author is not Latina. That is irrelevant. What is important is that it conveys true emotions and the struggles of the migrants. As well as the senseless violence of the cartels.
  • Poorly written nonsense

    By Martholomeow
    Could have been written by a child or an AI. Don’t bother with this one.
  • One of the Best!

    By allnightup!
    A must read.
  • No words

    By CoCoCaptures
    I have no words for the Incredible, Despicable, Incomprehensible Journey you will go on with these people. To call them Characters is too belittle them. I’m so so so glad I read this.
  • American Dirt

    By leni245
    Beautifully written and so well done that despite how painful much of the story was, it was hard to put down. In addition it taught me an enormous amount about the trials of immigration.
  • Insightful & Heart Wrenching

    By Joci1727
    Incredible read, page turner. One of the most solemn depictions of immigration and the sacrifices made to take those journeys.
  • American Dirt

    By Bob @ JH
    Incredibly compelling story that keeps you engaged with the characters and their struggles from beginning to end.