Generations. I felt like one of the revelers celebrating the lives of the extended de La Cruz family as I read the finely written novel by Luis Alberto Urrea titled, The House of Broken Angels. For gringos like me, this novel is a glimpse into the lives of a Mexican American family, crossing borders between Mexico and the United States with consequences. As a universal human story, it’s an insight into the relationships across generations: complex lives well-lived. The prose is finely written, the story engaging, and the characters well developed. Fans of great American stories are those readers most likely to enjoy reading this novel.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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