Bless Me, Ultima: A Novel

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Tonatiuh International, 1972 - Healers - 248 pages
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Ultima, a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic, comes to Antonio Marez's New Mexico family when he is six years old, and she helps him discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past.

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I loved the author's use of poetic imagery as well. - LibraryThing
The ending almost made me cry. - LibraryThing
One thing I didn't like about this book was the ending. - LibraryThing
NO illustrations but would love to see a picture. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Adrian.Gaytan - LibraryThing

Antonio is growing up during the 1940's in New Mexico. He is surrounded by family that is humble and hardworking. His most notable family member is that of the family matriarch, Ultima. She is a very ... Read full review

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User Review  - angie.arciba - LibraryThing

i read this book for one of my college classes.... at first i just read it because it was a requirement but i got to like the book... i liked how you get to see in what the community believed and ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1972)

Rudolfo Anaya, widely acclaimed as one of the founders of modern Chicano literature, is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. Anaya was presented with the National Medal of Arts for literature in 2001 and his novel"Alburquerque" (the city's original Spanish spelling) won the PEN Center West Award for Fiction. He has also received the Premio Quinto Sol, the national Chicano literary award, the American Book Award from The Before Columbus Foundation, the Mexican Medal of Friendship from the Mexican Consulate, and the Western Literature Association's Distinguished Achievement Award. He is best known for the classic "Bless Me Ultima".

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