Urrea, Luis Alberto
Most widely held works about Luis Alberto Urrea
Most widely held works by Luis Alberto Urrea
The hummingbird's daughter : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,771 libraries worldwide
This historical novel is based on Urrea's real great-aunt Teresita, who had healing powers and was acclaimed as a saint. Urrea has researched historical accounts and family records for years to get an accurate story.
The devil's highway : a true story by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,691 libraries worldwide
Describes the attempt of twenty-six men to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, a region known as the Devil's Highway, detailing their harrowing ordeal and battle for survival against impossible odds. Only 12 men came back out. 2 maps.
Into the beautiful North : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,340 libraries worldwide
"Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US when she was young. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--To repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over."--Provided by publisher.
Across the wire : life and hard times on the Mexican border by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,014 libraries worldwide
This is a book of fragments, stories of moments in the lives of people along the Mexican border.
A world of turtles a literary celebration ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 867 libraries worldwide
An introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury audio guide by Dan Stone ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 804 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, a novel about a future American society that embraces hedonism and bans critical thought through reading.
By the lake of sleeping children : the secret life of the Mexican border by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 756 libraries worldwide
Luis Alberto Urrea's first book, Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border, was a haunting and unprecedented look at what life is like for those living on the Mexican side of the border, eking out only the barest of lives not far from the white sands and coral reefs of Southern California. His poignant, widely acclaimed account of the struggle of these people to survive amid the abject poverty, unsanitary living conditions, and legal and political chaos that reign in the Mexican borderlands vividly illustrated why so many are forced to make the treacherous and illegal journey "across the wire" into the United States. Written with the same unflagging curiosity, compassion, mordant wit, and novelistic sense of detail that made Across the Wire "a work of investigative reporting that is also a bittersweet song of human anguish" (Los Angeles Times), By the Lake of Sleeping Children explores the post-NAFTA and Proposition 187 border purgatory of garbage pickers and dump dwellers, gawking tourists and relief workers, fearsome coyotes and their desperate clientele. In sixteen indelible portraits, Urrea illuminates the horrors and the simple joys of people trapped between the two worlds of Mexico and the United States - and ignored by both. The result is a startling and memorable work of first-person reportage.
Nobody's son : notes from an American life by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 687 libraries worldwide
Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and an Anglo mother, Urrea moved to San Diego at age three. In this memoir of his childhood, Urrea describes his experiences growing up in the barrio and his search for cultural identity.
In search of snow : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
A novel about a macho father, his drifter son and the memory of a dead mother. The setting is a gas station in the Arizona desert in the 50s. A study of a father and son relationship when there is no mother.
Mr. Mendoza's paintbrush by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Tells a story of a graffiti artist, Mr. Mendoza, who goes about the Mexican village of Rosario creating masterpieces that reflect the social ills of the city. One day his paintbrush creates a miraculous event that no one in Rosario ever forgets.
Vatos by José Galvez ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Six kinds of sky : a collection of short fiction by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Offers a collection of six stories featuring Native American and Hispanic characters, set in various locations from Mexico City and Tijuana to the Sioux nation in South Dakota.
Wandering time : Western notebooks by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Ghost sickness by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
The fever of being : poems by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Inherit the land by John Lueders-Booth ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
David Taylor : working the line by David Taylor ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
En las sombras de Estados Unidos : narraciones de inmigrantes indocumentados ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Vatos by José Gálvez ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Queen of America : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Anecdotes Arizona Audiobooks Authors, American Biography Bradbury, Ray,--1920- Brigands and robbers City and town life Comic books, strips, etc. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Economic history Emigration and immigration Emigration and immigration--Social aspects Ethnic relations Fahrenheit 451 (Bradbury, Ray) Fiction Folklore Friendship Graphic novels Hispanic Americans Historical fiction History Human smuggling Illegal aliens Illegal aliens--Crimes against Illegitimate children Manners and customs Mexican American authors Mexican Americans Mexican Americans--Social life and customs Mexico Mexico--Tijuana (Baja California) Near-death experiences North America--Mexican-American Border Region Painters Ragpickers Return migration Social history Teenage girls Travel Turtles United States United States--Southwestern States Urrea, Luis Alberto Urrea, Teresa Veterans West (U.S.) Women healers World War (1939-1945) Young women
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