American Dirt, By Jeanine Cummins

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01Massacre20200406Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping and heart-rending novel following a mother and son, on the run from the Mexican drug cartels. Vivid, visceral, and utterly gripping, this is novels brings into sharp focus the harrowing experience of thousands of migrants who cross the US-Mexico border each year.

Today: as Lydia and her son Luca cower in their bathroom to the sound of gunshots outside, they know their happy family life in Acapulco is about to change for ever...

Writer: Jeanine Cummins, is an American writer, and the author of two other novels.
Reader: Yolanda Vazquez
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail into the US.

02La Lechuza20200407Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping and heart-rending novel following a mother and son, on the run from the Mexican drug cartels. Vivid, visceral, and utterly gripping, this is novels brings into sharp focus the harrowing experience of thousands of migrants who cross the US-Mexico border each year.

Today: The man Lydia once called a friend is on her tail. Now the head of Acapulco's most powerful drug cartel, he will kill her and her 8-year-old son if he finds them....

Writer: Jeanine Cummins, is an American writer, and the author of two other novels.
Reader: Yolanda Vazquez
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Memories of El Jefe in this heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail into the US.

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail into the US.

03Roadblock20200408Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping and heart-rending novel following a mother and son, forced to flee the Mexican drug cartel who massacred their family.

Today: Lydia and Luca risk everything as they continue their journey north....

Writer: Jeanine Cummins
Reader: Yolanda Vazquez
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Mother and son Lydia and Luca risk everything as they continue their journey north.

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail into the US.

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail from Mexico to the US.

04Migrantes20200409Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping and heart-rending novel following a mother and son, forced to flee the Mexican cartel that massacred their family.

Today: Lydia and Luca's possible routes north are running out. Will they really resort to the horrors of La Bestia, the train that migrants take in their desperate journey north?

Writer: Jeanine Cummins
Reader: Yolanda Vazquez
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the Mexican migrant trail.

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail into the US.

05La Bestia20200410Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping and heart-rending novel following a mother and son, forced to flee the Mexican cartel that massacred their family.

Today: 6 days into their journey, Lydia and Luca are making progress. But the only option left to them is La Bestia, the train that migrants board to cross Mexico. Can Lydia really let her 8-year-old jump onto a moving train?

Writer: Jeanine Cummins
Reader: Yolanda Vazquez
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail from Mexico into the US.

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail into the US.

Today: six days into their journey, Lydia and Luca are making progress. But the only option left to them is La Bestia, the train that migrants board to cross Mexico. Can Lydia really let her eight-year-old jump onto a moving train?

06La Migra20200413Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping and heart-rending novel following a mother and son, forced to flee the Mexican cartel that massacred their family.

Today: As Lydia and Luca continue their gruelling journey north, Lydia learns some shocking news about El Jefe's daughter.

Writer: Jeanine Cummins
Reader: Yolanda Vazquez
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the Mexican migrant trail to the US.

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail into the US.

07El Comandante20200414Lydia, Luca and the teenage girls are rounded up by La Migra. Lydia expects the worst.

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail into the US.

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping and heart-rending novel following a mother and son, forced to flee the Mexican cartel that massacred their family.

Today: Lydia, Luca and the teenage girls are rounded up by La Migra. As Mexian nationals, Lydia and Luca should in theory be safe, but Lydia expects the worst...

Writer: Jeanine Cummins
Reader: Yolanda Vazquez
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Jeanine Cummins' electrifying novel following a mother and son on the migrant trail north.

08Coyote20200415Lydia, Luca and the girls are nearing the US border now, but how will they cross?

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail into the US.

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping and heart-rending novel following a mother and son on the run from the Mexican drug cartel that massacred their family.

Today: Lydia, Luca and the girls continue their desperate journey north. The US border is near now, but how will they cross?

Writer: Jeanine Cummins
Reader: Yolanda Vazquez
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Jeanine Cummins' electrifying novel following a mother and son on the run in Mexico.

09The Border20200416El norte is almost in sight, but first a harsh journey through desert and across mountains

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail into the US.

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping and heart-rending novel following a mother and son, on the run from a Mexican drug cartel, headed by the man she once called her friend.

Today: The coyote takes the group into the desert. The north is almost in sight, but first the harsh journey across the mountains....

Writer: Jeanine Cummins
Reader: Yolanda Vazquez
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail from Mexico to the US.

1010. The North20200417Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping and heart-rending novel following a mother and son on the run from the Mexican drug cartel that massacred their family.

Today: Lydia, Luca and the girls continue their desperate journey north. But out in the unforgiving desert, things spiral out of control...

Writer: Jeanine Cummins
Reader: Yolanda Vazquez
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail from Mexico to the US.

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail into the US.

10The North20200417Can Lydia, Luca and the girls survive the final desperate miles into the US?

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping novel following the migrant trail into the US.

Jeanine Cummins' heart-stopping and heart-rending novel following a mother and son on the run from the Mexican drug cartel that massacred their family.

Today: Lydia, Luca and the girls continue their desperate journey north. But out in the unforgiving desert, things spiral out of control...

Writer: Jeanine Cummins
Reader: Yolanda Vazquez
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett