by Luis Alberto Urrea
Reviewed by Janet:
From this Pulitzer Prize finalist comes an engrossing and intricately told story of family, love, loss, and reconciliation, set over the course of two days. When his mother dies just days before his 70th birthday, Big Angel decides to hold her funeral the day before his final birthday bash, for the convenience of family and friends. Full of larger-than-life characters, this novel will make you laugh and cry.