Book Review: A Line Becomes a River2 min read

I believe men who are readers are far better equipped for a comeback, today I want to share one of the many books I’ve read that have made an impact on me during my own comeback. 

In Francisco Cantú’s debut book, A Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Borderhe eloquently begins to unravel the idiocies of the US immigration policies and laws.

He brilliantly shows the issues and cracks in procedures on both sides of the “Wall.” From 2008 – 2012, Cantú was on the US Border Patrol. He lets you into his personal story with firsthand accounts of his time there. Then, he allows you to see his struggles once he leaves the government and moves into civilian life.

He meets an unexpected friend, José, while working at a bakery coffee shop who gets stuck in Mexico when he goes home to see his dying mother and has to watch José’s family struggle with his deportation and the stark realization they may have to live life without their loving, giving father.

His gripping chronicles—dispatches—lets you peer into the issues of immigration in a very human heartfelt way.

For me, this book gave me faces, names, and happenings that allowed me to take my small conclusion I had on the subject and put my heart into my thoughts and opinions.

Although it handles and very touchy matter, this is a must-read for everyone with questions about immigration policy and the issues the US is facing. Get ready to have your heart checked, stretched and your view may slightly shift. This book is one of best I have ever read and provoked emotions that I never expected.

Get your copy today. I promise you’ll be better for reading it. 


If you want to know more about Francisco, check him out at these links:

Francisco on the web

@_franciscocantu on Twitter

By | 2018-08-10T13:41:27-05:00 July 24th, 2018|Book Reviews|

About the Author:

Keith Glines
My world turned upside down and I was forced to start over. Today, I'm resolved my life is no more than a tool to show others adversity, loss, hurt or rejection mold you into what you should be. That's what led me to create a place for men to find their own purpose. I would be nothing without those experiences and the people that they have led me to. I get to do life with the Love of my life, Stephanie, who has taught me what real love looks like, my son, Austin(19), my boisterous daughters Annabelle, (17), Ava (14) and my full-of-life bonus daughter, Jane Addison (10). It's these people I owe everything to. The world needs people with the guts to make a Comeback so join me while I make mine.

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