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Urrea, Luis Alberto

Overview
Works: 65 works in 198 publications in 2 languages and 15,741 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Anecdotes  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Portraits 
Roles: Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3571.R74, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Luis Alberto Urrea
 
Most widely held works by Luis Alberto Urrea
The devil's highway : a true story by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,037 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. 2 maps
The hummingbird's daughter : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 2,030 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
Into the beautiful North : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,484 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 )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,217 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 )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,070 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 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury audio guide by Dan Stone ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 802 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 )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 787 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 504 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 )
3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nayeli es una chica de diecinueve años que trabaja en una taquería de tres Camarones, un poblado mexicano. Ve en sueños a su padre, que emigró al norte cuando ella era niña. Recientemente se ha dado cuenta de que su padre no es el único hombre que se ha ido del pueblo, de hecho que casi no quedan hombres, todo se han ido al otro lado, a los Estados Unidos. Un grupo de narcotráficantes también se han percatado de ese hecho y ven la oportunidad para apoderarse del pueblo. Pero una noche, durante una exhibiición de la película 'Los Siete Magníficos, ' Nayeli tiene una revelación: Debe dirigirse al norte a reclutar a sus propios Siete Magníficos, para que la protejan de los criminales y coadyuven a repoblar Tres Camarones
Mr. Mendoza's paintbrush by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 436 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
Vatos by José Galvez ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A photographic essay on the lives of Hispanic men accompanied by a poem describing their many roles
Into the beautiful North [a novel] by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Recording )
14 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 402 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
Six kinds of sky : a collection of short fiction by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 349 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
La hija de la chuparrosa : una novela by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 342 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
Ghost sickness by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Queen of America [a novel] by Luis Alberto Urrea ( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 174 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
Queen of America : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the bloody Tomóchic Rebellion, Teresita Urrea, beloved healer and "Saint of Cabora," flees Mexico with her father to Arizona. Besieged by pilgrims and pursued by assassins, Teresita embarks on a journey through early twentieth-century America - New York, San Francisco, St. Louis. She meets immigrants and tycoons, royalty and ruffians, all waking to the new American century, as she decides what her own role in this modern future will be
David Taylor : working the line by David Taylor ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 134 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
 
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