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Friends Are Reading...American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Flatiron Books, 2020

Michele says: 👍

This book about a mother and son immigrating to the US from South America is a thriller, but at the same time teaches you about the immigrant experience. I felt I was in the mother's shoes, trying to save myself and my son.

American Dirt has been praised by Oprah, Stephen King, John Grisham, Ann Patchett, The New York Times, and many others, as not only a page turner but a modern classic. Controversy over the novel related to accusations of race appropriation led to the cancellation of book tours in January, 2020 for safety reasons.

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