Over the past four years, images of refugees braving the US southern border have exploded into political conflict. But for Jeanine Cummins, those images are not political, they are the faces of men and women willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.
Now, Cummins has stitched them together into the poignantly compelling novel American Dirt, the story of a middle-class Mexican woman and her son transformed into migrants, a family — like so many refugees before them – who understand what they are running from without knowing precisely what they are running to.
Jeanine Cummins is the author of three prior novels and a bestselling memoir. This latest book was a New York Times #1 bestseller and an Oprah Book Club pick.
About the series:
Family. Despair. Wrenching choices. The search for hope.
Four female authors chart these often-treacherous waters in new novels, short stories and poetry. Join us for revealing conversations about their explorations of these dilemmas and the challenges of being a writer today.
This series is moderated by Zibby Owens, creator of the popular podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, one of O: The Oprah Magazine’s favorite book podcasts.
Sponsored by The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse.
- Tuesday, February 16: Zibby Owens
- Tuesday, February 23: Jeanine Cummins
- WEDNESDAY, March 3: Nicole Krauss
- Tuesday, March 9: Joyce Carol Oates
All events in the series start at 11:00 AM EST