What if a friendship forged on the front lines of war defines a life forever? In the tradition of The Nightingale and Transcription, a searing epic based on the magnificent and true story of heroic Red Cross women.
Taking as inspiration his mother’s own Red Cross service, Luis Alberto Urrea has delivered an overlooked story of women’s heroism in World War II. With its affecting and uplifting portrait of friendship and valor in harrowing circumstances, Good Night, Irene powerfully demonstrates yet again that Urrea’s “gifts as a storyteller are prodigious” (NPR).
Hailed by NPR as a literary badass and a master storyteller with a rock and roll heart, Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific and acclaimed author who uses his dual culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph.
Please join us as we welcome library icon Nancy Pearl to Spokane to lead us in conversation with Luis Alberto Urrea.