C. Susan Nunn’s novel, SONG OF THE EARTH, is an unusual book. It weaves intrigue, mystery, page-turning adventure and hot romance set in the “Borderlands,” the barbed-wired, patrolled border along northern Mexico. This “New Adult” novel (or older YA) involves the terrible situations faced by people who dare to attempt the crossing, and people who are determined to stop them.  Sex, violence, friendships, and courageous deeds are all part of the stirring descriptions of the terror and hardship faced by those crossing illegally.  What an unusual and effective way to increase awareness ofsong of the earth the situation of undocumented Latinos through story, fast action and “romance fiction.”   The sex episodes are not graphic and mostly unfold “behind partially-closed doors.”

As part of the author’s wish to “give back” to the people who shared their stories and inspired this novel, Susan Nunn is donating a portion of book sales to Frontera de Cristo, located in the sister cities of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, and Douglas, Arizona. Frontera de Cristo is a Presbyterian bi-national border ministry that works with many faiths and organizations working for humanitarian rights and immigration reform. Learn more about this organization at

SONG of the EARTH is a novel you will not forget. The individual stories reflect the complexity of immigration issues mixed with politics, compassion and greed. Once you begin the first page, be prepared to keep reading.

1 comment for “SONG OF THE EARTH

  1. Suzanne Wilson
    September 26, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Sounds like a very interesting book! I think I will go to the bookstore!

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