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Media PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: ‘American Dirt’ Turns Into Gold for Booksellers

Indie booksellers are raving about what Paul Yamazaki, adult book buyer at City Lights Books in San Francisco, describes as a “rich season” of fall/winter releases, with plenty of offerings in both fiction and nonfiction to please even the most discerning reader. Literary fiction with plots that could have been ripped from the headlines is especially hot this year, and one novel in particular is resonating with most of the booksellers PW queried: American Dirt (Flatiron, Jan.) by Jeanine Cummins, the tale of a Mexican bookseller and her young son’s attempt to flee to the U.S. to escape a vengeful drug lord.

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