for information on my tour dates and other exciting news. Flatiron Books has announced that the "American Dirt" book tour is canceled, but Jeanine Cummins is still set to come to Gaithersburg on March 31. Cummins, who spent five years writing the book, isn't Mexican or a migrant. See details. Happy reading! Nearly 100 writers -- including renowned poet Ada Limón, Rebecca Solnit and Tommy Orange -- wrote a letter to Winfrey, Tour for controversial book 'American Dirt' is canceled, Chuck Schumer announces timeline for Trump impeachment, Race to vaccinate before more contagious Covid-19 strains spread, Biden zeroes in on the teetering economy in first week, Portland protesters explain why they are taking to the streets, Hank Aaron, baseball legend and former home run king, dies at 86, Schumer says articles of impeachment will be delivered Monday, Biden unveils Covid-19 plan on first full day in office, Dr. Fauci vows to be 'completely transparent' on Covid-19, Dozens killed and hundreds injured in Baghdad suicide blasts, Dr. Gupta on Covid-19: This is the worst it's ever been, Avlon: QAnon supporters left desperate and disillusioned, Many believed conspiracy theories about Trump and the election. Flatiron Books, the novel’s publisher, released a statement on Wednesday from president Bob Miller, according to the Times , which said, “Based on specific threats to booksellers and the author, we believe … Miller apologized for specific issues people raised with the book and its rollout, including saying Cummins' husband was a undocumented immigrant without specifying he is from Ireland, and using barbed wire as decor at its bookseller dinner, matching part of the book's jacket design. She has written four books: a memoir titled A Rip in Heaven and three novels, The Outside Boy, The Crooked Branch, and American Dirt. Goodreads. As Jeanine Cummins continues her 40-city national tour for her hot-off-the-presses novel American Dirt, the uproar about it and its author shows little … Pic: CBS / YouTube. Cummins’s book tour was cancelled in January, with Flatiron citing safety fears. The publisher of Cummins’ new novel “American Dirt” has cancelled the remainder of her promotional tour… Jeanine Cummins ... JOIN THE MAILING LIST. Jeanine Cummins will not be coming to Portland this Friday after all. Your privacy is our utmost priority. Book Passage has served the Bay Area for more than 40 years, providing the community with an array of author events, writing and language classes, and highly-respected annual conferences. Subscribe to the Mailing List. Jeanine Cummins’ book tour behind her novel “American Dirt” was set to be a magnet for intense debate and controversy. (CNN)After much backlash against her book "American Dirt," Jeanine Cummins will not be going on the scheduled author tour to promote her novel. Jeanine Cummins’ book tour behind her novel “American Dirt” was set to be a magnet for intense debate and controversy. Miller wrote that Flatiron would organize a series of town hall meetings with Cummins and those who raised concerns about the book in order to create a dialogue. Ms Cummins’s problems began when Oprah Winfrey chose the book as her first Book Club pick of 2020 – leading to the current campaign against her tour. Jeanine Cummins’s book American Dirt was chosen this month as the Oprah Winfrey Book of the Month – guaranteeing huge sales in America. So, for Cummins’ safety, her publisher had to cancel the reminder of her book tour. "We believe that this provides an opportunity to come together and unearth difficult truths to help us move forward as a community," he said, concluding the statement. You may click on “Your Choices” below to learn about and use cookie management tools to limit use of cookies when you visit NPR’s sites.