Border Songs
Author: Jim Lynch
Publisher: Random House
Price: $29.95 (Hardcover)

By reputation, Brandon Vanderkoop doesn’t seem to fit the mould of a border officer. The shy, towering and dyslexic man would rather build birds nests and tend to animals than patrol the boundary of questionable sense between Washington and British Columbia that separates his native United States from Canada. But when his father pushes him to do it, hoping to quell his introversion, Vanderkoop becomes an unexpected ideal for the job, canny at spotting traffickers and illegal immigrants. His personal success is tested, however, when he discovers his cross-border Canadian crush Madeline is gardening a crop more potent than perennials.

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