Stanley Reads Book Club - Fall 2021

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Stanley Reads continues this fall with Luis Alberto Urrea’s National Best Seller The House of Broken Angels (2018).

The novel follows the De La Cruz family across two days and through life and death: the matriarch’s funeral and the patriarch’s birthday celebration. Urrea weaves a tale of family mythology, promises, and betrayals that took the De La Cruzes from La Paz, Mexico to San Diego, California. Derek Nnuro, associate curator of special projects, and Amanda Lensing, Senior Living Communities program coordinator, will lead participants through a discussion of the book and connect its themes to the Stanley’s collection.

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Stanley Reads is presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books.

  • September 20, 7:00 p.m.
  • October 18, 7:00 p.m.
  • November 15, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 18, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kimberly Datchuk in advance at 319-335-1727 or