February 13, 2020
Peg Bowden is the author of the 2019 publication, A Stranger at My Door: Finding My Humanity on the US-Mexico Border.
When a man appears at the door of her home in the Sonoran Desert lost and half-dead, Peg Bowden must examine the values that drive her life choices, which aren’t currently aligned with the politics of her homeland. This true story of shared humanity explores the literal and metaphorical significance of the borders in our lives, and the fear and xenophobia that keep them standing.
Peg Bowden is a retired public health nurse who volunteers with the Green Valley/Sahuarita Samaritans and works with the migrant population on the U.S./Mexico border. As a musician and artist, Peg pounds the timpani in the Green Valley Concert Band, and paints watercolors of her beloved desert. She lives with her husband, Lester Weil, two dogs, a feral cat, and a lot of open range cattle.