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American Dirt: A Novel

|January 21, 2020

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" Extraordinary ." - Stephen King "This book is not simply the great American novel; it's the great novel of las Americas . It's the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful." -Sandra Cisneros También de este…

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Book Club Conversation Starters
  1. Why do you think Jeanine chose to make her main character a mother? How does Lydia’s role as a mother impact her relationship with the people she meets on her journey?
  2. Javier is a very complicated man. Do you have empathy for him? Do you think he could have made different decisions under the same circumstances?
  3. The book centres multiple people who have been pushed to their limits and placed in unbelievable situations. How do the characters stay resilient and hopeful in times of extreme hardship? How do you try to stay optimistic in your everyday life?
  4. The written word is a powerful character in the book: Lydia and Javier first bond over their shared love of literature and Sebastian’s article about Javier is the catalyst for a horrific act of violence. Discuss the power of the language.
  5. Did you learn anything about the migrant experience that surprised you? What is the one thing you wish readers would take away from this book?

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