L.A. Times Book Club: Luis Alberto Urrea discusses 'Good Night, Irene'

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L.A. Times Book Club: Luis Alberto Urrea discusses 'Good Night, Irene'

Join us on July 19 for this live streaming conversation with author Luis Alberto Urrea!

By Los Angeles Times

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Starts on Wednesday, July 19 · 6pm PDT



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About this event

  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Bestselling author Luis Alberto Urrea joins book club readers July 19 to discuss “Good Night, Irene” with Times editor Iliana Limon Romero.

Urrea’s acclaimed new novel was inspired by his mother’s Red Cross service on the front lines of World War II. The book delves into the overlooked history of a group nicknamed the “Donut Dollies.”

“It’s a moving and graceful tribute to friendship and to heroic women who have shouldered the burdens of war,” says Publishers Weekly in a starred review.

Born in Tijuana and raised in San Diego, Urrea is the author of 19 books. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his nonfiction book, “The Devil’s Highway.” His novels include the national bestsellers “The Hummingbird’s Daughter” and “The House of Broken Angels.” He teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Virtual Event Details:

When: July 19 at 6 p.m. PT

Where: This free virtual event will live stream on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Sign up in advance and watch links will be provided the week of the event.

Special offer for book club readers: A limited number of books with signed bookplates are available from a local bookseller, Pages.

Q&A: What would you like to ask Luis Alberto Urrea? Share your questions when you RSVP, or send an email to bookclub@latimes.com.

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