This historical novel is based on Urrea's real great-aunt Teresita, who had healing powers and was acclaimed as a saint. Urrea has researched historical accounts and family records for years to get an accurate story.This historical novel is based on Urrea's real great-aunt Teresita, who had healing powers and was acclaimed as a saint. Urrea has researched historical accounts and family records for years to get an accurate story.Read Less
Octavo; vg/wraps; (softcover) white spine with black and red text; covers, strong, clean; minor shelf wear; bottom corner of front cover lightly turned in; text block toning; 499pp., plus Reading Group Guide pages. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ---Shelve in FICTION-Signed Section----. Rockville.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 8vo; [viii, 1-2], 3-499,  pages. 0316745464. A Fine First Printing of the First Edition in a Near Fine dust-jacket with some soiling, signed by author Luis Alberto Urrea;
Near Fine Condition in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author. Small 4to 9"-11" tall; 499 pages; Signed by Author; Based on twenty years of research by the author into the life of his great-aunt Teresita Urrea, a cuandera, botanist, and revolutionary. A second printing with the number line running from 10 to 2, author's signature (To Jack) on the title page. Selling books since 1992-we value your business-so we describe accurately, pack solidly and ship quickly! Offered By: Member of FABA (FL Antiquarian Booksellers' Assoc. ). Signed by Author. ISBN: 0316745464. ISBN/EAN: 9780316745468. Inventory No: 8143.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) An Excellent Copy-Signed By The Author On The Title Page. A First Edition, First Printing. Book Is In Near Fine Condition. Boards Are Clean, Not Bumped. Fore Edges Have A Tiny Bit Of Shelf Wear. Interior Is Clean And Legible. Not Remaindered. Dust Jacket Is In Near Fine Condition. Not Chipped Or Crinkled. Not Price Clipped. Dust Jacket Is Covered By Mylar Brodart. Thanks And Enjoy.
Okay, but it didn't hold my interest like I thought it would.
Jul 2, 2007
Miracle cures and family tales
This is my all time favorite book. It is historical fiction and it is powerful. Family life on the rancho, travel by foot and by horse back, water shortages and farming struggles, train rides, and other adventures in the times of the Mexican revolution; this is the setting of a beautiful and moving depiction of a curandera of magnificent strength and wisdom. Trapped by her life as a woman of her times and cognizant of her powers she balances life daily and trys to live a good life. She uses her gifts well and lives with the consequences of the powerful men and women around her being threathened by her draw of attention. This story is told with a steady hand by her nephew. He admits that he has had to fill in a few details that are missing from her life story and therefore it must be called fiction. He is loyal to his family history and has written a beautiful honor to his aunt.
Apr 1, 2007
Magical realism in Mexico
Luis Urrea's homage to his aunt Theresa, now known as the Saint of Cobora, is a fascinating blend of history and imagination. Urrea unsparingly recreates life in the wilds of northern Mexico in the late 1880's, lightening it with humor and evocative characterization and description. This book drew me in despite initial reservations. An excellent read.
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