Fort Collins Reads...Luis Alberto Urrea!
Fort Collins Reads Invites You to Join Us in Reading LUIS ALBERTO URREA!
Novelist, non-fiction writer, poet, and essayist, Luis Alberto Urrea and his novel, THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS are this year's selection!
The book is about a raucous, multi-cultural family all with unique personalities gathering for a funeral and birthday celebration—all during one weekend! The novel is a New York Times Notable Book and one of the best books of 2018 for NPR, Kirkus Reviews, and the New York Public Library. The New York Times describes the book as, “Epic..Rambunctious…Cheerfully profane…Highly entertaining…A powerful rendering of a Mexican-American family that is also an American family.”
A professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois Chicago, Urrea is best known for the non-fiction “The Devil’s Highway,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and “Hummingbird’s Daughter,” an historical novel. He also won an American Book Award for his memoir “Nobody’s Son: Notes From an American Life.”
Starting Friday, March 22 and going through the month of April, the newly released paperback book will be 20% off, if you also purchase a $10.00 ticket to the Sunday, November 3, event at the Fort Collins Hilton. This special pre-sale is only here at Old Firehouse Books, and only through the end of April, so come get your tickets now unless you want to wait until September...
The event will be on Sunday, November 3rd at 2pm at the Fort Collins Hilton. We hope you'll join us!