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Meet Everybody Reads Author, Luis Alberto Urrea, at the Colfax Library!

Everybody Reads 2019 Selection: The House of Broken Angels

Luis Alberto Urrea’s newest book, “The House of Broken Angels,” is a novel of an American family, which happens to be from Mexico. Angel de la Cruz knows this is his last birthday and he wants to gather his progeny for a final fiesta.

Praise for “The House of Broken Angels”
“Through the magical power of Urrea’s writing, we become healed and whole. And we laugh and tear up and shake our heads in wonder all the way to the ending of a book we don’t want to end. Urrea delivers on every page.” — Julia Alverez, Author of “How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents”

“literary badass” and a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart” — NPR

“The House of Broken Angels has everything we demand of a great novel—sweep, ambition, generosity, myth, intimacy, and, above all, humanity. Luis Alberto Urrea just gets better and better.” —Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times bestselling author of Everybody’s Fool

Meet the Author Luncheon at Colfax Library Nov. 14

On Thursday, Nov. 14 at 12 p.m. Whitman County Library welcomes Everybody Reads author, Luis Alberto Urrea to share with us. Come to listen, ask questions, and enjoy this talented speaker. Bring a lunch or order a meal at 509-397-4366.

Urrea will also appear at Dahmen Barn in Uniontown on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 12 p.m. and throughout the Palouse and LC Valley in November 2019. See all dates and locations here:

Author Luis Alberto Urrea

What is Everybody Reads?

Everybody Reads is a regional program that builds a shared reading experience around a single book to foster curiosity, spark discussion, and celebrate a love of story and community engagement. Everybody Reads is currently celebrating its 19th year, see past author and discover more at

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