We are thrilled to announce the 2012 Reading Together title, Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. Originally published in 2009 and now available in paperback, audiobook, ebook, and Spanish language editions, we expect this work of fiction--about the quest of a young Mexican girl to bring a sense of security back to her small village threatened by the increasing presence of drug bandits—will appeal to Reading Together “regulars” as well as new readers who will be inspired by the story, the characters, the humor and the journey. It is beautifully written.
We are also excited to tell you that Urrea will be coming to Kalamazoo on March 6, 2012. We have found him to be wonderfully engaging and personable, and we believe his appearance will kick off Reading Together 2012 in a most memorable way. But don't take it from me. Let Luis speak for himself.
Into the Beautiful North