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I believe this is the first book review that I ever wrote. I wrote it for the September/October issue of the MSRRT Newsletter.I'm usually too much of a realist to lose myself in the magic of magic realism. However, this book's rich language and engaging plot kept me reading. The story revolves around a young woman with incredible powers, the daughter of unmarried parents (a rancher and a native servant girl). As Theresa heals the sick, performs miracles, and participates in revolution, she strug...
I read this book for a cross listed Anthropology/English/Spanish class and loved it! I had never heard of the Saint of Cabora before reading this book. I was drawn in from the start. Domecq has an amazing voice and ability to convey the scene. One of my favorite aspects of this book was Domecq not making Teresa a villain or a hero. I thought that she wrote a realistic portrayal of a young woman dealing with suddenly having power over others while trying to find her own identity. Teresa is proble...
This is a very personal reading of Teresa Urrea. Like Luis Alberto Urrea's "The Hummingbird's Daughter" it differs from my imaginings. But it emphasizes the mystery surrounding her, and I really enjoyed seeing how somebody else fleshed the known details out with their own projections.
A veces es bueno conocer las historias alrededor de la historia. Brianda Domecq hace una profunda investigación de esta singular mujer ahora sí, de tiempos de Don Porfirio, considerada santa, hereje, mártir, o solo una más entre este indescifrable mundo del folcklor mexicano.