The Brown Bag Books selection for November is The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú (nonfiction) “These days, mention of ‘the Border’ stirs both imagination and emotion, what you see and feel depending on how you perceive the world. But how many of us understand this real-world interzone where actual borders shift and bleed, and hard scenes of death, drug smuggling, and human suffering unfold daily? The son of a park ranger, Francisco Cantú grew up in the southwest. When he joined the Border Patrol, he became witness to the stark realities of the desert, where the obligations of his job weighed heavy against his sense of humanity. Dark material for sure, but Cantú is a good no-nonsense writer, and his direct, stoic prose makes The Line Becomes a River a weighty and timely document on one of our most divisive arguments.” (Amazon)
Please join us on November 6 at noon in the Fireside Room to discuss this remarkable book.