Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil’s Highway, will be the featured speaker at the October 16 noon meeting of the Gathering of the Groups at the Fayetteville Public Library.
Urrea’s book, a true story about 14 Mexican illegals who died in the attempt to cross into the United States, is being read throughout Northwest Arkansas as part of the “One Book, One Community” project.
The Gathering of the Groups is open to members of Northwest Arkansas book groups. Urrea’s talk will be held in the library’s Walker Community Room. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from Nightbird Books following the talk.
Although the event is free, registration is required. Lunch will be provided. To sign up, call the Reference Desk at 856-7250.
A review of The Devil’s Highway is available at Blogcritics.