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THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER Earns a Steady Stream of Year-End Recognition

THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER Earns a Steady Stream of Year-End Recognition

In a year where the border has been at the forefront of our hearts and minds, THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER by Francisco Cantú is “a lyrical journey that helps bridge the jagged line that divides ‘us’ from ‘them’. His empathy reminds us of our humanity—our immigrant history—at a critical time.” We’re so proud of this urgent personal account and to see that its importance has made an impact on readers, as well.

Recognition for THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER:

NPR’s Best Books of 2018

“At a time of overheated rhetoric about the threat along the border, Francisco Cantú relates what it means to police it. He is an empathetic witness to the desperation felt by those driven to cross it. But as a Border Patrol agent, he also knows the fear of those charged with guarding it. A sad tale, beautifully written.”

#5 on Amazon’s Best Books of the Year

“With its direct, stoic prose, The Line Becomes a River is a weighty and timely document on one of our most divisive arguments.”

The Washington Post’s Top 10 Books of the Year

“Cantú’s dilemmas are the dilemmas of our nation, captured in one person and one story.”

New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2018

3 Books to Help You Understand What Life is like on the Mexican Border - The New York Times

Amazon Book Review Best Books of the Year in Biography & Memoir

New York Post’s 33 Books That Should be on Everyone’s Holiday Gift List

Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Books of 2018

“A starkly eloquent memoir of the author’s time in the Border Patrol casts a new light on one of the most divisive issue in the United States today.”

 LitHub’s Best Reviewed Books of 2018: Memoir and Biography

Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence

Shortlisted for the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize in Nonfiction

Recommended by Cheapism as a Gift for the Guys in your Life

Rotary International’s Recommended Reading for Rotarians

For more reading on what’s happening on the border, check out Francisco’s recommendations on Booklist.

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That's A Wrap: End of Year Highlights

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