Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

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Stories filled with wonder and the haunting beauty of his culture have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English, and his tales fairly shimmer with the lyric richness of his prose. Acclaimed in both Spanish and English, Anaya is perhaps best loved for his classic bestseller ... 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 test the bonds that tie him to his people, and discover himself in the pagan past, in his father's wisdom, and in his mother's Catholicism. 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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About Rudolfo Anaya

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Rudolfo Anaya is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. He has won numerous literary awards: the Premio Quinto Sol National Chicano literary award, the 2007 Notable New Mexican Award, and the PEN Center USA West Award for Fiction for his novel Alburquerque. He is best loved for his classic bestseller Bless Me, Ultima, which the NEA has chosen as part of their Big Read program for 2007. His other works include Zia Summer, Rio Grande Fall, Jalamanta, Tortuga, Heart of Aztlan, and The Anaya Reader. He has also written numerous short stories, essays, and children's books, including The Farolitos of Christmas and Maya's Children.
Published January 1, 1972 by Quinto Sol Publications]. 248 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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When you look at the title and the cover of the book, you think who is Ultima and who is saying "Bless Me Ultima"?

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