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Book Club Tue Jan 10 2012

The Queen of America at the Tribune Tower

If you're seeking some mid-week excitement, Mexican-American poet and novelist Luis Urrea will speak on his book, Queen of America, at the Tribune Tower tomorrow night. The 2005 prequel, The Hummingbird's Daughter, for which Urrea was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, came together only after years of digging into his family's history via letters and oral histories. Queen of America follows the story of his great aunt Teresa, The Most Dangerous Girl in Mexico by the end of the book, to the United States after she's banished from Mexico.

Catch Urrea tomorrow night, Jan. 11, in The Tribune Tower at 435 N. Michigan Ave. at 6:30pm. Tickets cost $15.

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