'Breathtaking . . . I haven't been so entirely consumed by a book for years'



'I couldn't put it down. I'll never stop thinking about it'

Ann Patchett


An extraordinary story of the lengths a mother will go to to save her son, AMERICAN DIRT has sold over a million copies worldwide.

It's time to read what you've been missing. Lydia Perez owns a bookshop in Acapulco, Mexico, and is married to a fearless journalist. Luca, their eight-year-old son, completes the picture.

But it only takes a bullet to rip them apart. In a city in the grip of a drug cartel, friends become enemies overnight, and Lydia has no choice but to flee with Luca at her side.


North for the border . . . whatever it takes to stay alive. The journey is dangerous - not only for them, but for those they encounter along the way.


Who can be trusted? And what sacrifices is Lydia prepared to make.

Jeanine Cummins - American Dirt