American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

HAL Book Group October Meeting

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Program Description: The Hudson Area Library Book Group, which reads a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, will read American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins for this month’s meeting and discussion. 

All are welcome. Meetings take place at the Hudson Area Library, in the Community Room. Masks and social distancing are required. 

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 5pm

Location: Hudson Area Library Community Room

Register: Email or call 518-828-1792 x101

También de este lado hay sueños. On this side too, there are dreams.

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

Lydia Quixano Perez runs a bookstore in the Mexican City of Acapulco until one violent day changes everything. 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 ride la bestia―trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place they might feel safe. 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?