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Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
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Nov 21, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: audio-book, fiction, 2010-books-read, 2010-fall-challenge-read, fiction-award-winner, american-literature, spirituality
Read from November 08 to 18, 2010

I really enjoyed this book which was set in rural New Mexico just after WWII. I learned more about the Catholic religion than I expected to in this coming-of-age story. The author wonderfully captured the back-and-forth bantering that goes on between a group of pre-teen boys. Some scenes were comic, but some were tragic. It had a bit of everything including some magic realism.

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book.
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