Jeanine Cummins will be In Conversation about her New Hardcover Novel ~ American Dirt

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Jeanine Cummins, Award-Winning Bestselling Author, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Jeanine's New Hardcover Novel American Dirt.

ABOUT JEANINE CUMMINS:  Jeanine Cummins is the Author of the Novels: The Outside Boy and The Crooked Branch, and the Award-Winning Bestselling Memoir: A Rip in Heaven.  She lives in New York with her husband and two children.


"Extraordinary.  It's one hell of a novel about a good woman on the run with her beautiful boy.  It's marvelous." ~ Stephen King

"I strive to write page-turners because I love to read them, and it's been a long time since I turned pages as fast as I did with American Dirt.  It is rich in authenticity.  Its journey is a testament to the power of fear and hope and belief that there are more good people than bad." ~ John Grisham

"American Dirt is both a moral compass and a riveting read.  I couldn't put it down.  I'll never stop thinking about it." ~ Ann Patchett, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Dutch House, and Commonwealth

"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 lado hay sueños.  On this side too, there are dreams.

Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco.  She runs a Bookstore.  She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist.  And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.

Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite Books in her Bookstore.  And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few Books he would like to buy, two of them her favorites.  Javier is erudite.  He is charming.  And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city.  When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.

Forced to flee, Lydia and 8 Year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence.  Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia, trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend.  As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something.  But what exactly are they running to?

American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed.  It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page.  It is one of the most important books for our times.  Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic," Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, February 06, 2020, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Jeanine Cummins, Award-Winning Bestselling Author will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, about Jeanine's New Hardcover Novel American Dirt, her life, and her works.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (1 or 2 People plus 1 Hardcover of American Dirt):  $27.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Author Autographed Hardcover of American Dirt, 1 Stamped Author Autographing Admission Ticket, and 1 Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same price.

Admission Packages are available for purchase through the links below now.  You can also Order In-Store at our Sales & Service Counter or Call us at 913-384-3126 to place a Phone Order during our Normal Business Hours.

The Publication & Sale Date for American Dirt is Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
SKU: JeanineCumminsADMIT2

ADMIT 2 People plus 1 Hardcover:  1 Hardcover of American Dirt, 1 Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and 1 Guest Admission Ticket

SKU: JeanineCumminsADMIT1

ADMIT 1 Person plus 1 Hardcover:  1 Hardcover of American Dirtand 1 Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.

AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER:  1 Author Autographed Hardcover of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

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