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  • Below, the Rio Grande was a sickly black trickle.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The Valley is a seventy-mile stretch of land carved by the Rio Grande River between Mission, Texas, in the west and Brownsville, Texas, in the east.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The Rio Grande (or Rio Bravo, which is what the Mexicans call it, giving the name a power "Rio Grande" just doesn’t have) was only the first of countless barriers set in our path.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • A few days later, I traveled to Nuevo Laredo and spent two weeks shadowing Enrique along the Rio Grande.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey

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  • They went to the Rio Grande, to see who could swim across it the fastest.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • And that’s the Rio Grande.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The last time I’d waded into a river—the Rio Grande in El Paso—it hadn’t gone so well.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • He followed the Rio Grande past Albuquerque and El Paso through the Big Bend, through Laredo to Brownsville.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Beyond the Rio Puerco, to the southeast, he could see the blue mountains east of the Rio Grande, where the rich valley was full of their cities.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • There were roads and rivers and towns on the American side of the map as far south as the Rio Grande and beyond that all was white.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses

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  • I argued back to myself that it was just the Rio Grande I had to cross, not the Acheron, but anyway it oppressed me from somewhere.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • As the sun sank, the shade would gradually extend itself across the porch, the wagon yard, Hat Creek, Lonesome Dove and, eventually, the Rio Grande.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • The result was a mass migration northward across the Rio Grande.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • It sticks its big old Panhandle up north and it slops and slouches along the Rio Grande.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • The next year, U.S. troops moved to the Rio Grande, well inside what Mexico considered its border.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • There’s already been holdups on the railroads an’ raids along the Rio Grande Valley.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • It may seem strange to you that out of all the stories I heard on the Rio Grande I should choose as first that of Buck Duane—outlaw and gunman.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • Why don’t you give me a call when you go off duty, DeeDee? I know a place that has the best Mexican food this side of the Rio Grande.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • He had been warned that there were many trails leading off the Rio Grande road, and that a stranger might easily mistake his way.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • It was with regret that she saw the last of the valley of the Rio Grande, and then of its paralleled mountain ranges.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • It was Jones’s contention that the value and number of American buffalo were unknown to the world—that the millions that had ranged the Great Plains from Manitoba to the Rio Grande were so common as to be no more appreciated than prairie-dogs.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • …it at random in these songs, become a part of that, whatever it is, Southward there, I screaming, with wings slow flapping, with the myriads of gulls wintering along the coasts of Florida, Otherways there atwixt the banks of the Arkansaw, the Rio Grande, the Nueces, the Brazos, the Tombigbee, the Red River, the Saskatchawan or the Osage, I with the spring waters laughing and skipping and running, Northward, on the sands, on some shallow bay of Paumanok, I with parties of snowy herons…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • It’s the Rio Grande Valley at the bottom of Texas, the far eastern end.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • They make threats about joinin’ the gangs along the Rio Grande.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • It had been a real turd-floater, and also a lumber-floater, washing much of the roof straight into the Rio Grande.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Two hours earlier, they had crossed the Rio Grande at Laredo, Texas.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Harlon Block was born on a farm there, outside of McAllen, down near the knife-blade tip of Texas where the Rio Grande empties into the Gulf of Mexico.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Farther north, human rights activist Raymundo Ramos Vasquez gave me a tour of the most isolated spots along the Rio Grande, places where migrants cross.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • It was vague as his knowledge of that great waste of mesquite and rock bordering the Rio Grande.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • One day he saw a get-rich flyer touting the Rio Grande Valley.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Some of the skinny cattle spent their lives being chased back and forth across the Rio Grande.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Eventually, Lourdes concludes that he has died in Mexico or drowned in the Rio Grande.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • It was a large and prosperous pueblo, set among clean sand-hills, with its rich irrigated farm lands lying just below, in the valley of the Rio Grande.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • Another night ride would put them beyond fear of pursuit, within striking distance of the Rio Grande and the hiding-places of the outlaws.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • On the other side of the Rio Grande is Mexico, and the Mexican influence was evident throughout the Valley.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • They were all but whipped, hardly enough warriors left free to terrorize the upper Brazos, much less the Rio Grande.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • His friends advised Father Latour to go down the river to New Orleans, thence by boat to Galveston, across Texas to San Antonio, and to wind up into New Mexico along the Rio Grande valley.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • The Rio Grande rolled away between high bluffs.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • He took long walks in the swampy fields near the Rio Grande, the mosquito-laden fields.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • "He claimed to have been all the way from the Columbia to the Rio Grande," Call said.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • It was there when the Rio Grande was just a river, not a boundary; the vaqueros would cross that river as casually as they crossed any stream.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • It was puzzling that such a muddy little river like the Rio Grande should make such a difference in terms of what was lawful and what not.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • He reached the Rio Grande and actually saw the United States.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The river marks the Guatemalan border, just as the Rio Grande defines the Mexican border to the north.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Not only did they need to find boys who wanted to play, they also needed to find ones whose parents would let them travel hundreds of miles to the other side of the Rio Grande.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • He comes back before crossing the Rio Grande and tells Enrique about riding on trains, leaping off rolling freight cars, and dodging la migra, Mexican immigration agents.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Thereafter the old cattleman sent for El Paso and Douglas newspapers, wrote to ranchmen he knew on the big bend of the Rio Grande, and he would talk indefinitely to any one who would listen to him.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • The valley of the Rio Grande opened to view, wide near at hand in a great gray-green gap between the bare black mountains, narrow in the distance, where the yellow river wound away, glistening under a hot sun.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • The first night of their journey they had spent at Santa Cruz, lying in the warm, wide valley of the Rio Grande, where the fields and gardens were already softly coloured with early spring.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • Every morning it is rush hour on the international bridge across the Rio Grande from Neuvo Laredo.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
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