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The House of Broken Angels

by Luis Alberto Urrea

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The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
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    Mar 2018, 336 pages
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    Mar 1, 2019, 368 pages

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A reflection on what it means to be American, what it means to be Mexican, and how the American experience changes from generation to generation.

Twenty BookBrowse members reviewed Luis Alberto Urrea's The House of Broken Angels for our First Impressions program and found lots to love, rating it an average of 4.5 stars.

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The House of Broken Angels is about our better angels and how they guide us to purpose and meaning. Miguel Angel de la Cruz - aka Big Angel - is dying and he wants one last big birthday party. His entire huge and rambunctious family are there for both the celebration and the impending death. Complicated family dynamics are at play as the borders that separate us - literally and figuratively - are explored, and resentments and secrets are revealed (Jill S). Through the stories, memories, secrets and confessions of the terminally ill patriarch and the members of his extended family, Urrea reflects on what it means to be American, what it means to be Mexican, and shows how the ...

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