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Book club in a box : American dirt / Jeanine Cummins.

Arizmendi, Yareli, (narrator.). Cummins, Jeanine. American dirt. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 8 volumes, 1 audiobook ; in container, 29 cm x 22 cm x 40 cm + 1 folder
  • Publisher: [Zionsville, Ind.] : [Hussey Mayfield Memorial Public Library], [2020]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
8 large print books (661 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm) -- 1 Book on CD (14 sound discs (17 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.) -- 1 folder with discussion questions and supplemental information.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Yareli Arizmendi.
Summary, etc.:
This Book Club in a Box is a book discussion kit which circulates for six weeks and contains everything you need to host your own book club.
"Tambǐn de este lado hay suęos. Lydia Quixano Perez 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 four 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?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Drug traffic > Mexico > Fiction.
Organized crime > Mexico > Fiction.
Immigrants > Mexican-American Border Region > Fiction.
Journalists > Mexico > Fiction.
Families > Mexico > Fiction.
Mexican-American Border Region > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Large type books.
Audiobooks.
Large type books.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.

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