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  • A book that will open your eyes + break your heart

    Lydia has a good life in Mexico with her husband and son. One sunny day her extended family are all shot dead by the local drugs cartel; a twist of fate sparing Lydia and her son. This is the tale of a mother and son trying to reach the USA, where they hope to be safe from the wide-reaching powers of the cartels. Lydia is 32 and her son 8 years old when they witness the massacre of their extended family at a BBQ. From that moment Lydia’s life changes from being a bookshop owner, wife and mother with all the normal everyday irritations of life, to being a migrant fleeing for her, and her son’s, life. This is the story of their journey of over 2,500 miles, where they meet people who offer them help and support, and others who offer only misery and death and where Lydia and Luca face fears and challenges they could never have imagined. Although this book tells the harrowing stories of why people leave a home they love, and risk everything to reach another country where they have no certainty of a welcome, the narrative focuses on ways to survive and carry on in the hope of a better future. The research that must have gone into this book is staggering. So many personal stories, and details of the migrant route from Acapulco to the USA, are incorporated into Lydia and Luca’s story. The book is beautifully written, the words easy to read – even though the content is hard. Jeanine Cummins avoids graphic violence in her writing, though the reader is made fully aware of the violence and hardships going on throughout the book. 5*s for this remarkable book, which has opened my eyes to why migrants risk their lives for a uncertain future, and made me appreciate the peace and safety of my world. A book that will break your heart, but also compel you to keep reading.

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  • Thrilling!

    This story hooks you in right from the start. Full of heart wrenching suspense, I was silently praying for the survival of the main characters the whole way through the story. A great read that I highly recommend.

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  • Heartbreaking but thought provoking

    A sad but powerful book that educated and builds empathy for people who are prepared to risk their lives just to live in peace. Heartbreaking

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  • American Dirt

    Gut wrenching and compelling reading about the stark reality of those flee with hope or die in despair

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  • Interesting read

    Intriguing to follow the journey of such real characters unfold. This book got me at a cellular level.

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