March 2018 Book of the Month
Every month, the avid readers in our Books department choose one new title that needs to be shared. It's a book we've read, a book that's made us fall in love, and one that lingered with us long after the last page had been turned.
We're so invested in getting more people to read this book that as added encouragement, you save 25% when you buy it during its featured month.
March Title: The Line Becomes a River
Francisco Cantú is a descendant of Mexican immigrants. He studied international relations in college. He also worked as a U.S. Border Patrol agent. In his raw and lyrical memoir, he sheds light on one of the most divisive issues in modern politics with unflinching honesty and deep empathy.
Cantú joined the U.S. Border Patrol expecting to gain a greater understanding of the tension between the two cultures within him: American and Mexican. What he discovered was more than he bargained for. Exploring the lives and struggles of U.S. Board Patrol agents and of undocumented immigrants, The Line Becomes a River, gives a human face to the headlines flashing across our screens.
Written with flowing, quotation free dialogue and interspersed with unsettling nightmares, statistic-packed notes, and lush descriptions of the Southwestern landscape, the book is beautifully written and darkly dreamlike. Prepare to be swept up, drawn in, and see the immigration debate with an intense new intimacy.