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Urrea, Luis Alberto

Overview
Works: 56 works in 209 publications in 4 languages and 16,776 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Portraits  Poetry  Pictorial works  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3571.R74, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Luis Alberto Urrea
 
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The hummingbird's daughter : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,351 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 )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,060 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
Into the beautiful North : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,849 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 1,363 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 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book of fragments, stories of moments in the lives of people along the Mexican border
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 776 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
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 767 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
In search of snow : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 500 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
Mr. Mendoza's paintbrush by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 431 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
The water museum : stories by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short story collection that examines the borders between nations and between people, including the Edgar-winning Amapola and his now classic Bid farewell to her many horses
Into the beautiful North [a novel] by Luis Alberto Urrea( Recording )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 394 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
Vatos by José Galvez( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic essay on the lives of Hispanic men accompanied by a poem describing their many roles
Six kinds of sky : a collection of short fiction by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 300 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
The Tijuana book of the dead : poems by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the author of Pulitzer-nominated The Devil's Highway and national bestseller The Hummingbird's Daughter comes an exquisitely composed collection of poetry on life at the border. Weaving English and Spanish languages as fluidly as he blends cultures of the southwest, Luis Urrea offers a tour of Tijuana, spanning from Skid Row, to the suburbs of East Los Angeles, to the stunning yet deadly Mojave Desert, to Mexico and the border fence itself. Mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind, Urrea explores duality and the concept of blurring borders in a melting pot society"--
The fever of being : poems by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 163 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?
Ghost sickness by Luis Alberto Urrea( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 154 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 140 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
A world of turtles : a literary celebration( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody's son : notes from an American life by Luis Alberto Urrea( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member 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
 
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The devil's highway : a true story
Alternative Names
Lus Alberto Urrea Mexican-American poet

Luis Alberto Urrea mexikanisch-US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Languages
English (148)

Spanish (12)

Chinese (2)

German (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 borderBy the lake of sleeping children : the secret life of the Mexican borderIn search of snow : a novelMr. Mendoza's paintbrushInto the beautiful North [a novel]