Book review: ‘Where We Come From’ shows the fundamental human need for family

It’s going to be difficult to find a novel more timely than Oscar Cásares’ “Where We Come From.” This latest book from the author of “Brownsville” and “Amigoland” is an affecting study of family, and at the same time, is a book whose premise seems straight from the headlines.

Cásares returns to his beloved Brownsville, Texas, to chronicle the summer of a Mexican-American family that, before it realizes what is happening, becomes involved in smuggling immigrants into the United States. What we have heard in the news about treacherous drug cartels and fanatical border patrol agents is only part of the story. 

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