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Portland, Oregon: The Haunting of the Mexican Border presentation

  • Ascension Catholic Church Portland, OR (map)

Join author Kathryn Ferguson for a discussion about her book and immigration at the Arizona/Mexico border. (slide show)

“The Haunting of the Mexican Border”

Book Summary:  While filmmaking in the Sierra Madre, the author crossed political and personal lines at the US/Mexico border. After learning that the border is a deadly place, for 12 years she carried water on Arizona desert trails to end migrant deaths. From coffee in the kitchen to a day in federal court, she experienced how US immigration policies erode the life of an ordinary citizen on both sides of the border.

About the book: “The Haunting of the Mexican Border” is a finalist for the Sarton Women’s Literary Award, given annually to a woman published in US & Canada.

This is an important book at the right time. We need to read this story and understand its vision. Recommended. - Luís Alberto Urea, author of The Devil's Highway.

This is a must-read for anyone intending to live in and understand 21st Century America -Marc Cooper, Journalist, author of Pinochet and Me: A Chilean Anti-Memoir

The Haunting of the Mexican Border is a breathtaking work of art. Ferguson's artistry shines in her prose, polished and raw in a perfect combination. This story of a time and place lifts your heart with beauty, breaks it with reality, and then lifts and inspires again.  - Story Circle Book Review