so so so incredibly excited to read this book! after The Broken Girls, Simone St. James has become an auto-read for me, in the same way as Diane Chamberlain, Susan Meissner, Jodi Picoult and Riley Sager. ⠀
shout out to @copper_boom_ for ordering this as her @bookofthemonth, racing through it and passing it on.... a birthday gift that gives back 🥳 now back to my deliberately-scheduled evening agenda of no plans but reading this book 🤓
I'm still trying to come up with the words to summarize how I felt about this book. American Dirt was the first book I read in 2020, and I'm slightly worried that I will not read a book better than this the entire year.
I read this from the comfort of my home, where I am always safe, warm, fed and clothed. I don't fear for my safety or the safety of my loved ones. This truth that I live every day is so vastly different from what the main character and her son face, and what many VERY REAL people experience every single day. This ought to be a must-read once it’s out 1/21!