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Valley Reads 2024

In 2024, ArtReach St. Croix is returning to its roots for Valley Reads, a month-long one book, one community program. After nine years of focusing programming around NEA Big Read titles, this year we are taking a deeper dive into some of the themes, authors and artists that have been featured during the Big Read. Residents are encouraged to read “The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Read & Release books are now available at ArtReach.

Books are FREE — we want you to pass them along!

If you’d like to contribute to Valley Reads, consider a donation.

Suggested donation $5-$20

Author Talk with Luis Alberto Urrea

A prolific and acclaimed writer, Urrea explores themes of love,
loss and triumph. His 2018 novel The House of Broken Angels is a
masterpiece swirling around death, celebrating living, touching
sorrow and embracing joy.

Urrea will discuss the story of Big Angel and his final fiesta. This evening is supported by Valley Bookseller.

April 25 / 6:30pm – doors open at 6:15pm
Ascension Church, Stillwater
Admission is FREE, but advanced registration is required at or call 651-439-1465