The Water Museum

The Water Museum


Book - 2015
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Grand Central Pub
NAMED NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR by Washington Post, BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Kirkus Reviews, NPR, Men's Journal

A new short story collection from Luis Alberto Urrea, bestselling author of The Hummingbird's Daughter and The Devil's Highway.

From one of America's preeminent literary voices comes a new 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.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of stories that explores the borders between people and nations includes "Amapola" and "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses."

& Taylor

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and author of The Hummingbird's Daughter presents a new collection of literary stories. 10,000 first printing.


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May 12, 2015

As my first introduction to Urrea's work, I'll say these shorts were well written and colorful in character, but they failed to hold my attention. There were more misses than hits and some open endings diluted the quality of a couple tales. Not for me.


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