The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.
A little over a year ago, the federal government banned USDA inspectors from entering Mexico at five Texas border crossings to inspect cattle headed to the U.S.
That decision has had a huge economic impact on small border towns in Texas and now cattle producers and border politicians are asking for relief.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Lorne Matalon of Fronteras Desk has the story.
Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.