September 27th, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
** Note, given social distancing requirements and the amount of space we have to hold a meeting, we are putting a hold on new members until we are through the pandemic. **
On September 27th at 1pm we will be discussing American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings. We’ll meet in the beer garden again! This is what Amazon has to say about this book:
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‘Breathtaking… I haven’t been so entirely consumed by a book for years’ Telegraph
‘I’ll never stop thinking about it’ Ann Patchett
FEAR KEEPS THEM RUNNING. HOPE KEEPS THEM ALIVE.
Vivid, visceral, utterly compelling, AMERICAN DIRT is an unforgettable story of a mother and son’s attempt to cross the US-Mexico border. Described as ‘impossible to put down’ (Saturday Review) and ‘essential reading’ (Tracy Chevalier), it is a story that will leave you utterly changed.
Yesterday, Lydia had a bookshop.
Yesterday, Lydia was married to a journalist.
Yesterday, she was with everyone she loved most in the world.
Today, her eight-year-old son Luca is all she has left.
For him, she will carry a machete strapped to her leg.
For him, she will leap onto the roof of a high speed train.
For him, she will find the strength to keep running.
** Here’s the definitive list of all the books we’ve read! **