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Valley Reads: The House of Broken Angels

Get ready to join your neighbors in April as we read The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea. Valley Reads in the St. Croix Valley is a one book, one community program that brings together residents around a common book. After nine years of NEA Big Read titles, we now are taking a deeper dive into some of the themes, authors and artists that have been featured during the Big Read. This year’s programming is focused on themes found in Urrea’s work: grief; rituals for marking time; and the borderlands and the Mexican American experience.

Check out the book from the library or pick up a free copy at ArtReach​ (located just across the street from the library’s 4th Street entrance) to read and pass along. Stop by ArtReach during their open gallery hours.

Book Discussion: Explore the book with library staff during a book discussion on Friday, April 12 at 3 PM.

Author Talk: Urrea will discuss the story of Big Angel and his final fiesta. This evening is supported by Valley Bookseller. The event is on April 25 at 6:30 PM at Ascension Church in Stillwater. Doors open at 6:15 PM. Admission is free, but advanced registration is required at or call 651-439-1465.