Border Songs

Border Songs

eBook - 2009
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An extremely tall dyslexic is pushed away from his family's Washington dairy farm to join the Border Patrol, where he indulges his obsessions with birds and art while occasionally catching smugglers and illegal immigrants on the British Columbian border.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307271907
0307271900
Characteristics: 291 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary: An extremely tall dyslexic is pushed away from his family's Washington dairy farm to join the Border Patrol, where he indulges his obsessions with birds and art while occasionally catching smugglers and illegal immigrants on the British Columbian border.

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uncommonreader
Jul 27, 2012

This is a very funny book about a dsylixic border patrol between Canada and the US whose birdwatching leads him into unexpected situations.

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bingo1912
Feb 15, 2011

I really enjoyed this book. One of the things I liked was it is set in the Lynden area so I knew all the places, names had been changed. As I continued reading I started to get the impression that everyone I know that lives on the border is getting money from smugglers. Not true!
After continuing to read I realized it is indeed a work of fiction and I was able to just enjoy the book for what it is. fiction.
I liked the ending and look forward to more books from Jim Lynch
This is my second book from this author.

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