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Queen Of America (2011)

by Luis Alberto Urrea(Favorite Author)
3.86 of 5 Votes: 5
0316154865 (ISBN13: 9780316154864)
Little, Brown and Company
review 1: “This book is the continuation of the "Hummingbird's Daughter", the story of Teresita Urrea, beloved healer and "Saint of Cabora,". In this second half of her life, after having had to leave Mexico after the bloody Tomochic rebellion of 1892, she and her father escape to Arizona, where it turns out she is still in danger of assassins sent by Mexican Dictator Porfirio Diaz. She is also sought after everyday by the hoards of people wanting her to heal them. Once again they flee the boarders of Mexico/USA and this story sets forth an extraordinary journey into the heart of the Turn-of-the-Centry-America. A really fascinating read, written as a novel but based on true people, actually Teresa Urrea is a distant relative of the Authors. (I love his writing styl... moree)”
review 2: I rate this book a 3.68 on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being best. A historically panoramic book covering the period after the Mexican revolution forward for a few decades. What I loved about this book is the details on Mexican culture: the food, the slang, the religiosity, the roles of women and alcohol, the violence, interactions with (US) Americans, and in fact, the entire way of life. I would say that Mexican Spanish is one of the best 'cursing' languages I know and this book supports that contention nicely. less
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Enchanted by this latest from prize-winning author Luis Alberto Urrea. A marvel of a novel.
Lovely, lush and a highly literate story told with grace and humor. --Joni
Not as magical as the first book, but still interesting.
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