A witty and profound memoir, Border Crossings: a spiritual journey in medicine is the story of one woman's journey in science, faith and identity in the midst of the tumultuous currents of the twentieth century. Harvard-trained physician and neuroscientist Ann B. Barnet, in her unique and insightful voice, describes her boundary-breaking journey from brain research to serving immigrant children and families. She invites the reader into the life of The Family Place, the refugee center she founded in Washington, D.C., and she illuminates the lives of real people at once caught in violence and war yet driven by fierce hope. She boldly invites the reader into her reflections on her own life and her process of finding her way as a physician, mother, daughter, Christian, progressive, and children's advocate. Border Crossings is a timeless affirmation of the power of faith, community, and family.