First, this book is EVERYWHERE. I had no idea what it was about until I downloaded the audiobook from Libro.fm.
Try to Read American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins with a Group
I had the luxury to read this one with a few other ladies. This is a perfect book for book clubs. LOTS of topics to discuss. Immigration, the US/Mexico border, cartels, etc. But, the root of the story is love. What would you do for those you love most? When all is lost, can you go on?
Lots of buzz means lots of feedback, right? While reading this book, I saw several negative reviews and several posts, statements, etc. stating all the reasons people shouldn’t read this book. A few of those speaking out have yet to read the book. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but I value opinions from people who read the books they speak out against.
Be sure to read the Author’s Note
Jeanine Cummins’s author’s note at the end of the book is great. She speaks about how she came to write the book & that she wanted to give people a pause. I believe she achieved that.
An amazing thing about American Dirt is Cummins doesn’t come across with a political stance. Honestly, that’s pretty amazing. In a country, like the USA, which is so divided and/or apathetic to immigration issues, an unbiased narrative is important. Because Cummins achieves this, I think more people will be able to resonate with the narrative in American Dirt. I think this is an important story.
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While I loved the audio, American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins is a great example of a book where having a print copy & an audio version is beneficial. I was able to speed it up to 2x but I wanted to see the words o the page. I don’t know how else to describe it. The narration is beautiful, it brings the story to life & I couldn’t stop listening as soon as I started. I am Really Into This book.
Read this if you’re in the mood for a thrilling & captivating tale about love, perseverance & new beginnings.
Special thanks to Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books & Libro.fm for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.
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