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Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
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Jan 13, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: 1800-s, christianity, classic, inspirational, read-in-2010, southwest, western, latino-fic
Read in January, 2010

This is the story about a plain, humble man that gently and moderately goes about his mission work to Mexicans and Navajos in the 1800's.

The good part of this book is the language. Willa Cather is a masterful writer. I lived in Arizona for seven years and she describes the landscape so accurately. I could feel the sights and smells. It was also refreshing to have a genuinely loving and humble priest character for once. The only other one I can think of is Father McCallahan from MASH.

The bad part? It's boring. The story of a lonely priest in the Southwest just ain't that interesting, ya know?
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