April 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Luis Alberto Urrea will read from his new novel, The House of Broken Angels. “Reading Urrea feels like getting invited to a party. Come on, his prose says. You don't want to miss this . . . The book's spirit is irrepressibly high. Even in its saddest moments, The House of Broken Angels hums with joy . . . Most of all, The House of Broken Angels overflows with the pleasure of family.” —Lily Meyer, NPR

Urrea is the bestselling author of the novels The Hummingbird's Daughter, Into the Beautiful North, and Queen of America, as well as the story collections The Water Museum, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, and the Pulitzer Prize finalist work of nonfiction The Devil's Highway. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, he now lives outside of Chicago and teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

"One of the most vivid and engrossing family epics of the last twenty years."—Dave Eggers