The Water Museum

Suffused with wanderlust, compassion, and no small amout of rock and roll, this is a story collection that confirms Luis Alberto Urrea as an American master. Examining the borders between one natio and another, between one person and another, Urrea reveals his mastery of the short form: two boys steal a canoe and head out on a voyage from which one will not return; a dead soldier bequeaths his dog and a mystery to his comrate; a graffiti artist leaves behind an unfathomable message. Also here are the Edgar Award-winning "Amapoloa" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which has twice been chosen for NPR's Selected Shorts. To be published in April 2015, The Water Museum is AVAILABLE NOW FOR PREORDER.

Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat:  If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.

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