More About HYBRID - Global Reads Book Club: The House of Broken Angels
Monday, September 25, 2023
7:00pm - 8:30pm ET
Halperin Building - Community Room
Adults | Book Club | Discussion
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The Global Reads Book Club discusses books set in or written and published outside of the United States. This month we will be discussing The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea.
New members are always welcome to join us online or in person.
Copies of the book will be available at the library.
About The House of Broken Angels
In this "raucous, moving, and necessary" story by a Pulitzer Prize finalist (San Francisco Chronicle), the De La Cruzes, a family on the Mexican-American border, celebrate two of their most beloved relatives during a joyous and bittersweet weekend.
"All we do, mija, is love. Love is the answer. Nothing stops it. Not borders. Not death."
In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies, transforming the weekend into a farewell doubleheader. Among the guests is Big Angel's half brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life. Across two bittersweet days in their San Diego neighborhood