Luis Alberto Urrea is a Mexican-American author as well as a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame. He is best known for writing the Lannan Literary Award winning The Devil’s Highway: A True Story and The Horse of Broken Angels.

Urrea’s first book was Across the Wire which was named a New York Times Notable Book and won the Christopher Award. In addition to his fiction and non-fiction writing, he is also a poet who won a Western States Book Award in poetry for The Fever of Being. He attended the University of California at San Diego for his undergraduate and then did his graduate studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He currently lives in Naperville, IL with his family where he also works professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

In Search of Snow(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hummingbird's Daughter(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Into the Beautiful North(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of America(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House of Broken Angels(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

The Fever of Being(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Sickness(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vatos(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Six Kinds of Sky(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tijuana Book of the Dead(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Water Museum(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Border Trilogy Non-Fiction Books

Across the Wire(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By the Lake of Sleeping Children(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nobody's Son(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Wandering Time(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devils Highway(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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The Devil’s Highway: A True Story is the Urrea’s Pulitzer Prize nominated book about the absurdity of U.S. border policy. A group of men attempted to cross the Mexican border into Arizona in 2001. The men took a route through the deadliest region of the continent known as the Devil’s Highway. It is a difficult trek and the results can be tragic. Urrea follows their journey and introduces readers to all of the characters they deal with along the way.

Urrea’s book The House of Broken Angels is a celebration of family, specifically the De La Cruzes who live on the Mexican-American border. Big Angel is in his final days and summons his family for one last birthday party. As the party nears, his mother dies and the weekend becomes a farewell to both of them. The family shares the many inspiring tales that make up their family lore and allowed them to flourish.

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