Thu, Mar 21|
Location is TBD
CLM Virtual Book Club
Book club online discussion held by Chicago Latina Moms (and sisters!) Suzy and Nina
Time & Location
Mar 21, 2019, 8:30 PM – Mar 22, 2019, 10:30 PM
Location is TBD
About The Event
The link to the virtual video conference room will be available closer to the date. It will be emailed to you if you register.
It's time for another mom's night in! Get your kiddos into bed, grab your favorite snacks and beverages then join some fellow mamas for a little charla about The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea.
"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 herself, leading to a farewell doubleheader in a single weekend. 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, the revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of Big Angel and his mother, and recounting the many inspiring tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that brought these citizens to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home. The story of the de La Cruzes is the quintessential American story. This indelible portrait of a complex family reminds us of what it means to be the first generation and to live two lives across one border. It takes us into a world we have not known, while reflecting back the hopes and dreams of our own families. Teeming with brilliance and humor, authentic at every turn, The House of Broken Angels is Luis Alberto Urrea at his best, and cements his reputation as a storyteller of the first rank."