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The George Hotel, George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB
Jeanine Cummins and Holly Miller
Gather over canapes and fizz before sitting down to a delicious lunch while two award winning writers talk about the inspiration behind their latest books. Treat your clients or catch up with likeminded friends.
Jeanine Cummins was born in Spain, lived in Belfast and then New York but now calls Maryland home . She studied creative writing at Towson University, spent ten years working in the publishing industry and is the author of bestselling A Rip in Heaven. AMERICAN DIRT has been optioned for film by Imperative Entertainment with screenwriter, Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond).
‘This tough, powerful novel is an eye opener. It made me understand better why someone would give up the home they know and love to survive, and the grit required to cross that border. It is essential reading for our time’. Tracy Chevalier
‘Migrants are people. They are people, they are people, they are people’. Jeanine Cummins.
Lydia Quixano Perez runs a bookstore in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She has a delightful son and a wonderful husband who is a journalist and while there are cracks beginning to show in the city because of the drug cartels, her life is comfortable.
But that was yesterday. Today, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca have been forced to flee, leaving behind their middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca join countless people trying to reach el norte riding la bestia―trains that make their way north toward the United States.
A literary page-turner filled with poignancy and drama, American Dirt is a work of fiction inspired by the truth of the hundreds of migrants illegally crossing the US-Mexican border.
Holly Miller lives in Norfolk. She has previously worked as a marketer, editor and copywriter. This is her first novel and rights have been sold to over 20 countries across the world and to a major film company.
‘This book stole my heart. It reminds me of how I felt when I first read The Time Traveller’s Wife…. Women’s fiction at its finest’. Gillian McAllister
This is the story of two people kept apart by circumstance – but not like you’ve ever read before. Joel and Callie are two strangers who might just be perfect for each other. But they are both living with secrets.
For Joel it’s a fear of the future. Since he was a child he’s been haunted by dreams about the people he loves. Visions that always come true. And he’s determined the only way to prevent them is to never let anyone close to him again.
Callie can’t let go of the past. Since her best friend died, she’s been lost – she knows she needs to live a bigger life but she doesn’t know how to find a way back to the person who used to have those dreams.
Joel and Callie both need a reason to start living for today. And though they’re not looking for each other, from the moment they meet it feels like the beginning of something life-changing.
But then Joel sees a vision of how it’s going to end . . .
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