The House of Broken Angels
by Luis Alberto Urrea
The House of Broken Angels is a touching, family saga. Big Angel has a terminal illness and will not live to see another birthday. For one weekend, he has asked his large multi-generational, Mexican-American family to join him in saying their final goodbyes to his mother on Saturday and to celebrate his last birthday on Sunday. One minute, I would be on the verge of tears, the next, I would burst out laughing! Everything about this book is breathtaking, so take your time and savor every line.
"Urrea masterfully crafts a portrait of a sprawling family living in different worlds...His newest is an honest and moving portrayal of how families fall apart and come together during difficult times." Library Journal
Reviewed by Mayra Guerra, Bilingual Adult Services Librarian
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