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  • Jeanine Cummins

    This program is read by the author. The acclaimed author of American Dirt reveals the devastating effects of a shocking tragedy in this landmark true crime book. A Rip in Heaven is Jeanine Cummins’s story of a night in April 1991 when her two cousins Julie and Robin Kerry, and her brother, Tom, were assaulted on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River just outside of St. Louis. When, after a harrowing ordeal, Tom managed to escape the attackers and flag down help, he thought the nightmare would soon be over. He couldn’t have been more wrong. Along with their entire family, he and his sister, Jeanine, were just at the beginning of a horrific odyssey...read more

  • Jeanine Cummins

    #1 New York Times Bestseller OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK “Extraordinary.”—Stephen King “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...read more

  • Jeanine Cummins

    From Jeanine Cummins, the national bestselling author of American Dirt and A Rip in Heaven, comes The Crooked Branch--the deeply moving story of two mothers from two very different times. After the birth of her daughter Emma, the usually resilient Majella finds herself feeling isolated and exhausted. Then, at her childhood home in Queens, Majella discovers the diary of her maternal ancestor Ginny—and is shocked to read a story of murder in her family history. With the famine upon her, Ginny Doyle fled from Ireland to America, but not all of her family made it. What happened during those harrowing years, and why does Ginny call herself a killer? Is Majella genetically fated to be a...read more

  • Jeanine Cummins

    The Outside Boy is a poignant, coming of age novel about an Irish gypsy boy’s childhood in the 1950’s from Jeanine Cummins, the national bestselling author of A Rip in Heaven and American Dirt. Ireland, 1959: Young Christopher Hurley is a tinker, a Pavee gypsy, who roams with his father and extended family from town to town, carrying all their worldly possessions in their wagons. Christy carries with him a burden of guilt as well, haunted by the story of his mother’s death in childbirth. The wandering life is the only one Christy has ever known, but when his grandfather dies, everything changes. His father decides to settle briefly, in a town, where Christy and his cousin can...read more

  • Jeanine Cummins

    El polémico número 1 del New York Times «Reto a cualquiera a leer las primeras siete páginas de este libro y no terminarlo.» Stephen King «Una historia desgarradora sobre la supervivencia, el peligro y el amor.» The New York Times «Una novela que dispara el corazón del lector y también su adrenalina, le hace devorar sus páginas y le mantiene en vela hasta las tres de la madrugada.» Los Ángeles Times Lydia Quijano Pérez vive en Acapulco, México, donde regenta una librería. Tiene un hijo de ocho años, Luca, el amor de su vida, y un maravilloso esposo que es periodista. Y aunque la situación en Acapulco comienza a agrietarse debido a los...read more

  • Jeanine Cummins

    El polémico número 1 del New York Times «Reto a cualquiera a leer las primeras siete páginas de este libro y no terminarlo.» Stephen King «Una historia desgarradora sobre la supervivencia, el peligro y el amor.» The New York Times «Una novela que dispara el corazón del lector y también su adrenalina, le hace devorar sus páginas y le mantiene en vela hasta las tres de la madrugada.» Los Ángeles Times Lydia Quijano Pérez vive en Acapulco, México, donde regenta una librería. Tiene un hijo de ocho años, Luca, el amor de su vida, y un maravilloso esposo que es periodista. Y aunque la situación en Acapulco comienza a agrietarse debido a los...read more