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Luis Alberto Urrea

Mexico (b.1955)

Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of the widely acclaimed novel The Hummingbird's Daughter and a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction for The Devil's Highway. Inducted into the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, Urrea was born in Tijuana, Mexico, to a Mexican father and an American mother.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction series
Non fiction
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2016) : The Water Museum

Luis Alberto Urrea recommends
Gossip of the Starlings (2008)
Nina de Gramont
"Exquisite. Nina de Gramont's prose seems wrought from gold filaments. The story lifts off the page and hovers around you as you read. Real people and real feelings in a performance that is full-bodied and--more impressively--full of real soul. I won't forget this book."
Drowning Tucson (2010)
Aaron Michael Morales
"Morales wrestles with nothing less than the parameters of the human soul."
The Which Way Tree (2018)
Elizabeth Crook
"Elizabeth Crook has created a book of marvels. Its comedy is steeped in the hardscrabble tragedies of a wilder old America. You will even catch an echo of Twain's wit in the picaresque narration."
Dodging and Burning (2018)
John Copenhaver
"I'm a big fan of John Copenhaver's elegant work. He's a sophisticated stylist who can break your heart right before he turns devilish. Highly recommended."
Afterlife (2020)
Julia Alvarez
"A powerful testament of witness and humanity written with audacity and authority."
Jubilee (2020)
Jennifer Givhan
"I never thought I'd see the Great Mexicali Novel. Jennifer Givhan teaches us new things about borders, including the shadowy borders of the mind. Intense."

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