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Meet Author, Luis Alberto Urrea
Libraries and bookstores from across the region announce their 2019 community reading selection, “The House of Broken Angels” by bestselling author Luis Alberto Urrea. The announcement comes early to allow residents ample time to read the book in preparation for Urrea’s appearances set for Nov. 12-15 across the Palouse and Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.
Inspired by the death of his brother, Urrea describes “The House of Broken Angels” as “the story of an American family, one that happens to speak Spanish and admire the Virgin of Guadalupe. Imperfect and glorious, messy and hilarious, sometimes heroic.” The novel provides a closer look at the daily lives, trials and triumphs of Mexican-Americans, insights that are especially important today.
Luis Alberto Urrea was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in nonfiction for “The Devil’s Highway,” a harrowing story of 26 men attempting to cross the Mexican-American border. Urrea is a critically acclaimed, best-selling author with 17 books, and numerous awards for his poetry, fiction and essays. He is a member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame.
Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea is recognized as a border writer, though he says, “I am more interested in bridges, not borders.”
Tuesday, November 12
12 p.m., Artisans of Dahmen Barn in Uniontown
7 p.m., Nezperce Community Library
Wednesday, November 13
12 p.m., Asotin County Library at Basalt Cellars, 906 Port Drive, Clarkston
7 p.m., Lewiston City Library
Thursday, November 14
12 p.m., Whitman County Library, Colfax
Optional: RSVP at 397-4366 to order lunch
7 p.m., Neill Public Library, Pullman
Friday, November 15
12 p.m., WSU Holland Library, Pullman
7 p.m., Latah County Library at the 912 Center, Moscow
For information about any of these events, contact your local library or visit the Everybody Reads website