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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A young Chicano boy in the 1940s is pulled betweem his mother's dream of his becoming a priest and his father's of his becoming a farmer like him, on the llano [prairie] of New Mexico. The boy ... Read full review

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I enjoyed this coming-of-age story about a young boy - Tony, or Antonio - who must come to terms with his own place in the world, his faith, and the people around him. Pulled between the world of his ... Read full review

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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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