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What I’ve been Reading

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after a busy week of work and writing. I’ve been in the editing cave this week and I’m hoping I’ll have this story tightened up soon.  I’ve also been reading. I just finished an amazing story and thought I’d share it with you.

American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel by [Jeanine Cummins]

The story is “American Dirt.” It’s a tale about a journalist and his family in Acapulco. Sebastian is the journalist and he writes articles on the drug cartel. Unbeknownst to him and even his wife, she develops a friendship with the cartel leader. Lydia, Sebastian’s wife, owns a bookstore and the drug king comes to her bookshop and they develop a relationship. He comes every week and discusses books they have in common.

Sebastian writes an article about the drug king and the drug king retaliates and kills him. Lydia is on the run. She knows the drug king will hunt her down. She takes her son and tries to cross the Mexican border into the US.

This is an eye-opening story of what the migrants go through to get into our country. It was very well written, and I had a hard time putting it down. It’s also an illustration of how the people in Mexico have to live under the constant threat of the drug cartels.

 It’s a great read and I highly recommend it!