Exquisite prose and wondrous storytelling have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English. Indeed, Anaya's tales fairly shimmer with the haunting beauty and richness of his culture. The winner of the Pen Center West Award for Fiction for his unforgettable novel Alburquerque, Anaya is perhaps best loved for his classic bestseller, Bless Me, Ultima... 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 that bind and rend him, and he will discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past-a mythic legacy as palpable as the Catholicism of Latin America. And at each life turn there is Ultima, who delivered Tony into the world...and will nurture the birth of his soul.
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this book is bless me, im going to bed
This book is a very boring book. I had to read it in one of my classes, i swear its the worst book anyone will read.
I usually love to read, but I have been assigned to read this in my English class, and I just can't get through it. If you are really into historical fiction you will probably like it, as it is beautifully written and paints a fantastic picture for the setting. However, if you are more into fantasy, I strongly recommend finding a different book.
This is by far one of the best books I have ever read! A New Mexican myself, it was easy to connect with the culture and the folklore. I have heard many stories and legends that resemble those of this book. I would recommend this book to anyone! I urged my mother and grandmother to read it, and I must say, they enjoyed it tremendously. Rudolfo Anaya is one of my favorite authors.