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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This book shows the messiness of life. There are no simple answers and sometimes there is something beyond what we can see. Also we can mold our children, but the ultimate choices are up to them. Read full review

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This book made me think and taught me several Spanish swear words ;) Read full review

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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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