The Palm Beach Book Store American Dirt <p><strong>This title is available on January 21st and will be signed in store on February 16th. If you cannot attend the event but would like to purchase a signed copy please place your order and email thepalmbeachbookstore@gmail.com the name you would like signed.&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Lydia Quixano Pérez 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.</p><p>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 a few books he would like to buy―two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the&nbsp;<em>jefe</em>&nbsp;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.</p><p>Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. As they join the countless people trying to reach&nbsp;<em>el norte</em>, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?</p><p><em>American Dirt</em>&nbsp;will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.</p><p>Already being hailed as \"a&nbsp;<em>Grapes of Wrath</em>&nbsp;for our times\" and \"a new American classic,\" Jeanine Cummins\'s&nbsp;<em>American Dirt</em>&nbsp;is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.</p>
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This title is available on January 21st and will be signed in store on February 16th. If you cannot attend the event but would like to purchase a signed copy please place your order and email thepalmbeachbookstore@gmail.com the name you would like signed. 

Lydia Quixano Pérez 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 a few 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. 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. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.

Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic," Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.