Sam’s new book – DREAMLAND – Out now!

 Selected one of April’s Best Books of the Month by!

Featured on NPR‘s Morning Edition and the New York Times        Christian Science Monitor        Kirkus Reviews

“… like a transnational episode of The Wire.”    Gustavo Arellano, OC Weekly


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“…combines thorough research with superlative narrative skills … compulsively readable … A book that every American should read. And I state that without reservation.”


“There are not enough stars in the rating system to accurately explain how important this book is. … Every word is important and every story heartbreaking. Every fact astonishing but true. I thank Sam for keeping this conversation going and for bringing research and heart to the table.”

A suburban mother and recovering addict/NetGalleys


 “The most original American writer on the border and Mexico out there.”

San Francisco Chronicle