Join us on February 23 at 7:00 p.m. as we discuss American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco where 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 fairly comfortable. And then one day a man enters the shop and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy-two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite, charming, and unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the leader of the newest drug cartel that has 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 make their way north toward the United States and discover that everyone is running from something.
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