From one of America’s preeminent literary voices comes a story collection that proves once again why the writing of Luis Alberto Urrea has been called “wickedly good” (Kansas City Star), “cinematic and charged” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), and “studded with delights” (Chicago Tribune).

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Urrea reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning “Amapola” and his now-classic “Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses,” which had the honor of being chosen for NPR’s “Selected Shorts” not once but twice.

Suffused with wanderlust, compassion, and no small amount of rock and roll, The Water Museum is a collection that confirms Luis Alberto Urrea as an American master.

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"Deliciously composed...[Urrea writes] in a sweet but serious style...The plot gathers as much strength as the prose."
Alan Cheuse, Chicago Tribune
"Awash in a subtle kind of satire...A funny and poignant impossible journey...Into the Beautiful North is a refreshing antidote to all the negativity currently surrounding Mexico."—Roberto Ontiveros, Dallas Morning News
"Magical."—Vanity Fair
"A spirited and enjoyable fable."—San Francisco Chronicle
"Riotously funny....A wonderfully entertaining novel."—Philadelphia Inquirer
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