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Jeanine Cummins

Joe Kennedy

Jeanine Cummins is the bestselling author of the groundbreaking memoir, "A Rip in Heaven," and the novels, "The Outside Boy" and "The Crooked Branch." She worked in the publishing industry for ten years before becoming a full-time writer. She was born in Spain and has lived in California, Maryland, Belfast and New York City, where she remains now with her Irish husband and growing family. Her most recent novel is "American Dirt."

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American Dirt
Fiction / Literature
Flatiron Books
January 2020
ISBN 9781250209764
400 pages
$27.99, INSTORE
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También de este lado hay sueños. On this side too, there are dreams. Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic", American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope. More/less

The Outside Boy
Fiction / Literature
Berkley Books
June 2010
ISBN 9780451229489
360 pages
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Christy Hurley, a young gypsy in 1950s Ireland, is treated as an outsider after his father tries to settle in a single town and the boy finds himself questioning who he is and where he belongs after discovering a family secret. More/less

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