Reviews

“Hendricks succeeds masterfully in making the daily life and communities on both sides of the border jump off the page in all their multi-dimensional glory.”
San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

“…Winning tales…. Hendricks traveled along both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border to document ordinary lives in an extraordinary environment.”
Washington Post

“There are other books dealing with life at the border, but none as intelligent, searching, objective, or encompassing as Tyche Hendricks’s vivid evocation of this region — its people, landscape, industry, problems, and unique culture.”   
Peter Schrag, author of Paradise Lost and Not Fit for Our Society: Immigration and Nativism in America

“This vivid, evocative book made me think of the Robert Frost line, ‘Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.’ Tyche Hendricks’s multilayered portrait of the human communities that transcend the U.S.-Mexico border should remind us all of what an artificial thing barriers, fences, and checkpoints are. Maybe, just maybe, someday we, like so much of western Europe, can do without them.”
Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost and Bury the Chains

This is an ambitious undertaking and Hendricks excels, finding stories along the way that illustrate the clash between, within, and along that nearly 2,000-mile stretch of territory. Her reporting illustrates that for many U.S.-Mexico border residents, the international bridge is something you cross on your way to visit family, shop for groceries, get to a doctor or work.”
Macarena del Rocio Hernandez, University of Houston professor and former Dallas Morning News columnist

“Dear President Obama: Next time you are at Camp David, spend a couple of hours reading The Wind Doesn’t Need a Passport. While the health care overhaul may well come to define your presidency, immigration will define the future of our country. All Californians, Texans, and Arizonans who think they know the border should read this book. It is essential reading for our times.”
Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco, director of Immigration Studies, New York University, and coauthor, Latinos: Remaking America

“…A gift for those of us concerned about immigration but who live far from the U.S.-Mexico border….”
– Sean Gonsalves, Cape Cod Times

“Through vivid storytelling, Hendricks illuminates not only the unique history of the borderlands, but its people, culture, and politics.”
– Erica Phillips, Zocalo Public Square