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VIRTUAL: Coffee & Books at the Jenks

April 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This month’s book is American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins.

Copies of the book are available at the library. For more information please contact Erin Dagenais at [email protected]

Check the events calendar at the Jenks Center for registration.

Zoom link will be sent to all participants before the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK

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. 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 Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. 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.

Details

Date:
April 15, 2021
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Website:
https://winpublib.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-coffee-books-at-the-jenks-5/

Venue

Virtual, Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington, Winchester, MA, 01890
Virtual, Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington, Winchester, MA, 01890
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