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Let's Talk Books

"The Line Becomes a River" by Francisco Cantu

2020-10-13 19:00:00 2020-10-13 20:00:00 America/New_York Let's Talk Books Virtual

Tuesday, October 13
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-10-13 19:00:00 2020-10-13 20:00:00 America/New_York Let's Talk Books Join Let's Talk Books book discussion club to read and discuss "The Line Becomes a River" by Francisco Cantú. Virtual

Join Let's Talk Books book discussion club to read and discuss "The Line Becomes a River" by Francisco Cantú.

In The Line Becomes a River, journalist Francisco Cantú writes candidly about the five years he spent as a U.S. Border Patrol agent and the lingering personal toll this work had after he left the force. Named one of the best books of 2018 by the Washington Post and NPR.

Click here to place a hold on a copy of The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú. 

This virtual book club requires registration. Please use the link to the left to register.

Let's Talk Books is a monthly book discussion club at the Barrett Branch Library. Email mzimmerman@alexlibraryva.org for more information.

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Mon, Oct 19 Closed
Tue, Oct 20 Closed
Wed, Oct 21 Closed
Thu, Oct 22 Closed
Fri, Oct 23 Closed
Sat, Oct 24 Closed
Sun, Oct 25 Closed

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