American Dirt

American DirtAmerican Dirt is a 2020 novel by American author Jeanine Cummins, about the ordeal of a Mexican woman who had to leave behind her life and escape as an undocumented immigrant to the United States with her son

American Dirt received a mixed reception. Despite initial positive reviews and its status as one of the best-selling books of 2020, it has also been widely criticized for its inaccurate portrayal of Mexico and Mexicans.

This book will offer a myriad of comments and interesting discussions for the PC Reads.

Jeanine Cummins, an American author, was born in Spain. She has written four books: a memoir titled A Rip in Heaven and three novels, The Outside Boy, The Crooked Branch, and American Dirt.


“This novel is a heart-stopping story of survival, danger, and love…”
The New York Times

“I devoured the novel in a dry-eyed adrenaline rush….A profoundly moving reading experience.”
The Washington Post

“Relevant, powerful, extraordinary. It is a remarkable combination of joy and terror, infused always with the restorative power of a mother's love and the endless human capacity for hope. I hope everyone reads it and is as moved by it as I was.”
Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author


Please join us Thursday, Nov. 4, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  via ZOOM. It is free, but registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the meeting.

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DATE:  Thursday, Nov. 4

ZOOM check in:  4:45 p.m.

CLASS time:  5- 6:30 p.m.

COST:  No charge

MAXIMUM: 20 - there will be a waitlist.