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Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North

by Luis Alberto Urrea

…I always hopelessly, passionately, root for the underdog.

Selected Works by Luis Alberto Urrea


In Search of Snow, 1999
The Hummingbird’s Daughter, 2005
Into the Beautiful North, 2009
Queen of America, 2011


Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border, 1993
By the Lake of Sleeping Children, 1996
The Devil’s Highway, 2004


The Fever of Being, 1994
Ghost Sickness, 1997
Vatos, 2000

Short Stories

Six Kinds of Sky, 2002
Mr. Mendoza’s Paintbrush, 2010


Wandering Time: Western Notebooks, 1999
Nobody’s Son: Notes from an American Life, 2002

"Nobody had heard of the term immigration. Migration, to them, was when the tuna and whales cruised up the coast, or when Guacamaya parrots flew up from the south."
—from Into the Beautiful North

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