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Consider This, Señora by Harriet Doerr
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Gorgeous descriptions of Mexican landscape and floral gardens; plus, every page gives perfectly beautiful portraits of Harriet Doerr's characters young and old. This is a small book to be cherished for your library.

Basically, the story of a hillside in a rather secluded little village in Mexico that has been bought for a song and developed by a rascal of a man running away from debts to the US government, and a young woman running from the heartache of a marriage gone wrong. This novel describes their interactions with the very colorful natives, as well as the various international misfits who come along and live in this small enclave of the misbegotten who seek solace and escape.

It would be nearly impossible to find another author who combines the sheer descriptive genius and glorious psychological insights of Ms Doerr. She can paint a vivid picture of the world surrounding her characters, while she exposes their inner thoughts and emotions just as vividly, to the reader. It's a beautiful thing to read her very poetic prose.

This is a book from "back in the stacks" at my home. One that I pulled up to read and a secondary novel to her first American Book Award novel, "Stones For Ibarra." Can't wait to read that one, now, which seems to be set with a similar theme and place.

The Bookish Dame recommends it highly to everyone! 5 stars
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
January 1, 2011 – Finished Reading
July 22, 2011 – Shelved
July 22, 2011 – Shelved as: award-winning-author
July 22, 2011 – Shelved as: family-dynamics
July 22, 2011 – Shelved as: hardback-i-own
July 22, 2011 – Shelved as: men-would-enjoy
July 22, 2011 – Shelved as: woman-writer
July 22, 2011 – Shelved as: women-s-lit
July 22, 2011 – Shelved as: ethnic-content
July 22, 2011 – Shelved as: back-in-stacks-bk

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