Author Sandra Cisneros digs in on support of 'American Dirt'
By RUSSELL CONTRERAS
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Celebrated Mexican American author Sandra Cisneros is refusing to back down on her support for the novel “American Dirt” despite outcry from other Latino writers. Cisneros told Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa on Wednesday that she appreciated the work by Jeanine Cummins and didn't understand the criticism the novel is facing. The “House on Mango Street” author said many of the places in Mexico that Cummins mentioned were places she'd investigated herself and she found the immigration elements of the story “believable.” “American Dirt” has faced fierce criticism since its Jan. 21 release, and its publisher announced this week it was canceling the remainder of Cummins' promotional tour.
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