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The Magic Journey: A Novel

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Boom times came to the forgotten little southwestern town of Chamisaville just as the rest of America was in the Great Depression. They came when a rattletrap bus loaded with stolen dynamite blew sky-high, leaving behind a giant gushing hot spring. Within minutes, the town's wheeler-dealers had organized, and within a year, Chamisaville was flooded with tourists and pilgri ...more
ebook, 528 pages
Published December 10th 2013 by Holt Paperbacks
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Karen
Feb 04, 2017 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Magic Journey is the second novel in John Nichols' New Mexico Trilogy. Although it may have been his intention, the story felt dense and unwieldy, almost as if he'd lost his own way through the cynicism and despair that can come with living. It was far less humorous and sparkling than The Milagro Beanfield Wars.

Using the same stunning backdrop of the High Mesa and the indigenous populations of Native Americans and Mexicans, I imagine it told the largely fictional (perhaps?) origination tale
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