Border Crossings

The Tenth Parallel
Dispatches from the Fault Line between Christianity and Islam
Eliza Griswold
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27, 336 pp.

“Who shall find a valiant woman?” the Book of Proverbs asked, until the modernizing translators of the NSRV updated it to “a capable wife.” Well, there have been few more valiant women these days—or perhaps ever—than the peripatetic poet and journalist Eliza Griswold. Born into an intrepid Episcopal clerical family (she dedicates this book to her mother and father, Frank T. Griswold III, former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church), Griswold chronicles her journeys in some very dangerous...

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About the Author

Patrick J. Ryan, SJ, is the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University.