Gaithersburg High School alumnus, Jeanine Cummins, answered her phone and heard “Jeanine, it’s Oprah Winfrey.”
She described the call as the four words every writer dreams of hearing on CBS yesterday. Winfrey was calling to let her know that her book, “American Dirt,” would be the latest entry on Oprah’s Book Club.
Cummins grew up in Gaithersburg, attending St. Martin’s church while in elementary school, Gaithersburg Junior High, and Gaithersburg High School.
She is also the author of the novels The Outside Boy and The Crooked Branch, and the bestselling memoir A Rip in Heaven. She now in New York with her husband and two children.
Featured photo courtesy of @JeanineCummins (Instagram)