Are you looking for a weekend read, or a good but important book to read on your last minute summer vacation? Why not choose The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú?
Cantú grew up near the southern border, studied the border in the university, and then joined the Customs and Border Protection as a way to understand the border better. This book is his attempt at putting words to his experience. It’s divided into three parts. The first recounts his experience as a field agent with the CBP. The second tells about his time working with CBP writing reports for their reconnaissance operations. The third tells about his life after working with the border patrol, and his experience with a family that found themselves on the other side of his former employment.
The Line Becomes a River is very readable and captivating. It is an enjoyable and challenging read you will not regret.