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My father had been a vaquero all his life, a calling as ancient as the coming of the
Spaniard to Nuevo Mejico. Even after the big rancheros and the tejanos came
and fenced the, beautiful llano, he and those like him continued to work there, ...
He will make a fine vaquero! And they smashed the fruits and vegetables that
surrounded the bed and replaced them with a saddle, horse blankets, bottles of
whiskey, a new rope, bridles, chapas, and an old guitar. And they rubbed the
stain of ...
"And my father's brother was there, the Marez' and their friends, the vaqueros— "
"Ay! " she cried out, "Don't speak to me of those worthless Marez and their friends!
" "There was a fight? " I asked. "No," she said, "a silly argument. They wanted ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lake_O_UCC - LibraryThing
Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will probe the family ties ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - janerawoof - LibraryThing
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