Jeanine Cummins is the author of three books: the novels THE OUTSIDE BOY and THE CROOKED BRANCH, and one true crime work, A RIP IN HEAVEN. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.
So viscerally real and so elegantly written. From the very first page, you know it's just essential reading -- Kate Leaver At once intimate and epic, AMERICAN DIRT is an exhilarating and beautiful book about parental love and human hope -- Rumaan Alam Riveting, timely, a dazzling accomplishment. Jeanine Cummins makes us all live and breathe the refugee story. If a book can change hearts and transform policies, this is the one -- Julia Alvarez Urgent and unforgettable, AMERICAN DIRT leaps the borders of the page and demands attention, especially now -- Sarah Blake From its heart-stopping first sentence to its heart-shattering last, Cummins' story of immigrants is just what we need now -- Don Winslow Tough, powerful... AMERICAN DIRT made me understand better why someone would give up the home they know and love to survive, and the grit required to cross that border -- Tracy Chevalier It's been a long time since I turned pages as fast as I did with American Dirt. Its journey is a testament to the power of fear and hope and belief that there are more good people than bad. -- John Grisham One hell of a novel about a good woman on the run with her beautiful boy... I defy anyone to read the first seven pages of this book and not finish it -- Stephen King