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Luis Alberto Urrea

Biography

Luis Alberto Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of ACROSS THE WIRE, winner of the Christopher Award, and BY THE LAKE OF SLEEPING CHILDREN. He is the recipient of an American Book Award, a Western States Book Award, and a Colorado Book Award, and he has been inducted into the Latino Literary Hall of Fame. His poetry has been included in The Best American Poetry, and his most recent book, SIX KINDS OF SKY,won the 2003 ForeWord Magazine award for best book of the year. He and his family live outside Chicago.

Luis Alberto Urrea

Books by Luis Alberto Urrea

by Luis Alberto Urrea - Fiction, Short Stories

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea reveals his mastery of the short form. Suffused with wanderlust, compassion, and no small amount of rock and roll, this collection includes the Edgar Award-winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice.

by Luis Alberto Urrea - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

After the bloody Tomochic rebellion, Teresita Urrea, beloved healer and "Saint of Cabora," flees with her father to Arizona. But their plans are derailed when she once again is claimed as the spiritual leader of the Mexican Revolution.