THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER and I AM, I AM, I AM on the February Indie Next List!
We are very excited to announce that Francisco Cantú's THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER: DISPATCHES FROM THE BORDER, and Maggie O'Farrell's I AM, I AM, I AM: SEVENTEEN BRUSHES have been selected for the February 2018 Indie Next List Great Reads! The Indie Next List features recommendations from indie booksellers -- the ones they'll be personally pushing into your hands when you head down to your local store looking for a something great. Check out the rest of the list here.
“Cantú personalizes the U.S.-Mexican border and all of its complexity in a way I’ve never seen. His writing is beautiful, with haunting and detailed descriptions of the desert, the immigrants, the cartels, and his own fears about violence and identity confusion. The criminalization of searching for a better life and the dehumanization of the process is looked at from several angles, and his journalistic approach does not make judgments, but clearly tells the facts. A great new writer to follow.” —Pat Marsello, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM
THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER by Francisco Cantú is out on Feb. 6th! Preorder your copy here.
I AM, I AM, I AM
“Maggie O’Farrell’s memoir left me breathless and heart-sore. There were times I literally had a fist to my own heart in sympathy. The encounters told according to each limb or organ is a genius device; it is as though each distinct part of her body had its own voice and wanted my sole attention. Even the spaces of years between each event were full of meaning and nuance. This is one of the most mesmerizing memoirs I have ever read. The breadth and scope of Maggie’s 17 brushes with death left me gasping for air, and her strong voice is indelible: There is no victim here, and life is to be treasured but not treated too delicately.” —Maeve Noonan, Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs, NY