Luis Alberto Urrea - author of "Queen of America"

Books & Company welcomes Luis Alberto Urrea
Tuesday, December 4 - 7:00 p.m.
Books & Company
Author Talk & Signing
Like his bestseller, The Hummingbird's Daughter, Queen of America is based on Urrea's great-aunt Teresita (legendary in Mexico for her healing powers and proclaimed by many there as the "Saint of Cabora").  Urrea recounts Teresita's journey out of 19th century Mexico into 20th century America.  He spent over two decades researching his subject, drawing from historical accounts and family records, many never before translated.  
Also the author of The Devil's Highway, Into the Beautiful North, and, of course, The Hummingbird's Daughter, Urrea has long been compared to Gabriel Garcia Marquez for creating "poetic fiction" (Los Angeles Times).  He continues this tradition in his epic novel of love, loss and miracles in America.  Queen of America is a spellbinding tale, heartbreaking, panoramic, and full of laughter.
He is known for marrying magical realism with real history, and his early upbringing in Tijuana - his father is Mexican and his mother is
American - allows him to write about subjects like immigration from a special perspective.  Living with one parent from each country and
having lived in both countries himself gives him unique access to both sides of the border and a strong foundation from which he can 
analyze the problems each country faces.  Perhaps most important is Urrea's ability to capture the human element of Mexicans and


Event date: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1039 Summit Ave
53066-4457 Oconomowoc
Queen of America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316154871
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Published: Back Bay Books - December 4th, 2012

The Hummingbird's Daughter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316154529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 3rd, 2006

Into the Beautiful North Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316025263
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - June 16th, 2010

The Devil's Highway: A True Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316010801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - September 1st, 2005