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Urrea, Luis Alberto

Overview
Works: 58 works in 210 publications in 3 languages and 16,043 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Anecdotes  Folklore  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Comic books, strips, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3571.R74, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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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 )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,122 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,095 WorldCat member 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
Into the beautiful North : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,541 WorldCat member 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
Queen of America : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable heroine of The hummingbird's daughter returns in this epic novel of love and loss in a restless America. Teresita's passage will take her across the nation as she comes to terms with her place in a new world. She must finally ask herself the ultimate question: is a saint allowed to fall in love?
Across the wire : life and hard times on the Mexican border by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member 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( )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member 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
In search of snow : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member 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
Rumbo al hermoso Norte : novela by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nayeli, a taqueria worker in a poor coastal Mexican town, spends her time serving tacos and tries to help her aunt Irma get elected as mayor, but as drug gangsters take over the town, which is largely devoid of men, Nayeli travels north to find seven Mexican men to protect the community
Vatos by José Galvez( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic essay on the lives of Hispanic men accompanied by a poem describing their many roles
Mr. Mendoza's paintbrush by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member 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
Into the beautiful North [a novel] by Luis Alberto Urrea( Recording )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling north of the border in search of work, the men of Nayeli's Mexican village have nearly disappeared. Upon watching the 1960 film The Magnificent Seven, 19-year-old Nayeli decides to journey north herself and recruit her own band of seven men. With hopes that her 'siete magnificos' will not only repopulate the village, but also combat the ruthless bandidos threatening to seize control of the area, Nayeli abandons her job at the local taco shop and sets off into the beautiful north
La hija de la chuparrosa : una novela by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When sixteen-year-old Teresita, the illegitimate daughter of a late-nineteenth-century rancher, arises from death possessing the power to heal, she is declared a saint and finds her faith tested by the impending Mexican civil war
Six kinds of sky : a collection of short fiction by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member 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
Ghost sickness by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of America [a novel] by Luis Alberto Urrea( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable heroine of The hummingbird's daughter returns in this epic novel of love and loss in a restless America. Teresita's passage will take her across the nation as she comes to terms with her place in a new world. She must finally ask herself the ultimate question: is a saint allowed to fall in love?
The fever of being : poems by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Taylor : working the line by David Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Taylor's photographic examination of the contentious territory that is the U.S./Mexico border is organized around a series of approximately 260 obelisks that demarcate this boundary, and which were installed in the late 1880s. In the course of pursuing this project, Taylor earned a remarkable degree of access to U.S. Border Patrol, the agents of which often refer to their job in the field as "line work"-a term that is also an apt description of the time Taylor has spent documenting these obelisks. He has acquired a privileged insight into the intertwined issues of border security, human and drug smuggling, the construction of the border fence and its impact on the land, and has portrayed immigration issues in a way that humanizes a difficult and sensitive social and political issue. Taylor's compelling images capture the deep complexity of the politics and people of this terrain. Working the Line is accompanied by a 44-page accordion-fold booklet
You and me and the devil makes three Esquire's fiction for men : stories by Aaron Gwyn, Jess Walter and Luis Alberto Urrea by Aaron Gwyn( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three new stories for men, by three of the most ambitious and talented names in fiction A search for an eight-ball of cocaine, turns into a pistol-whipping and executions in Aaron Gwyn’s stunning and disquieting “You and Me and the Devil Makes Three.” Gwyn, who was born in Tulsa and raised on a cattle ranch, is the author of the novel The World Beneath and the story collection Dog on a Cross, about which the Boston Globe wrote, “In Gwyn’s expert hands, nothing, including good or evil, is ever so simple . . . part Flannery O’Connor, part Shirley Jackson, and wholly original—so brilliantly compelling.” This new story is no less shocking and revelatory. In “Young Man Blues,” Luis Alberto Urrea introduces us to Joey, the son of a motorcycle gangster tasked with caring for his mother while his dad serves time in Pelican Bay. Packed with rottweilers and German Lugers, roaring car engines and doughnut girls, this story is as riveting and funny as it is affecting. Urrea, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and a member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, is the author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter, which was twenty years in the making and named a book of the year by numerous publications. His most recent novel, Queen of America, is a New York Times “editor’s choice” selection for 2011. Jess Walter’s “Big Man” depicts middle-aged men trying to relive their glory days in their local recreational basketball league. Beer bellies, ex-wives, and middle age come together in a hilarious and absurd riff on mortality that is vintage Walter. Walter’s novels include The Zero, a finalist for the National Book Award, and The Financial Lives of the Poets, which Time called “the funniest way-we-live-now book of the year.” He most recently published Beautiful Ruins, which Richard Russo describes as “an absolute masterpiece.” Esquire's Fiction for Men is a new ebook series whose mission is to publish the type of original short stories men love to read—plot-driven, immediate, essential, and impossible to put down
 
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Languages
English (146)

Spanish (14)

Chinese (2)

Covers
The devil's highway : a true storyInto the beautiful North : a novelQueen of America : a novelAcross the wire : life and hard times on the Mexican borderA world of turtles a literary celebrationBy the lake of sleeping children : the secret life of the Mexican borderIn search of snow : a novelRumbo al hermoso Norte : novela