Hella’s Book Review

This month Hella reviews the book American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

After discovering that the Fictional book American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins was listed as the January selection for Oprah’s Book Club, I became curious and felt I had to check the book out from the Library.  I read it in just two days because it was so unbelievable heart breaking and hard to comprehend. It is one of those stories that I could not get out of my mind.

Lydia Quixano Perez lives a comfortable middle-class life in Acapulco, Mexico together with her husband, Sebastian, and their eight-year old son, Luca. Lydia runs a bookstore and her husband is a journalist. One day a charming customer appears in her bookstore who shares a similar interest in books that she likes. The two become close friends and reveals to her that his greatest love in his life is his daughter.  Taken in by his charm, she discovers that he even writes poetry. Then one day Lydia finds out that her book loving friend is no other than the head of the latest cartel in the Acapulco area, Javier Crespo Fuentes, after which her life is never the same…  . . .Read the full review

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