Tag Archives: Mexico

The Power And The Glory by Graham Greene

Set in the 1930’s in a remote section of Mexico, Graham Greene’s classic The Power and the Glory tells a tale of two priests:  Padre Jose and “The Whiskey Priest” during a time when the local government has outlawed religion and … Continue reading

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Out There by Sarah Stark

Jefferson Long Soldier has just returned home to New Mexico from his third Iraq tour. Suffering from PTSD, he is convinced that the classic Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude saved his life during his time “out there.” … Continue reading

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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Oh, what can I say about Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian?  It’s about a violent way of life on the Texas-Mexico border during the 1850’s; more specifically about a 14 year old boy, “the kid,” and his bloody adventures as he journeys … Continue reading

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The Book Of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

I loved this heartbreaking tale of two star-crossed teenagers, who find each other in a low-income apartment block filled with immigrants like themselves.  Maribel came on the back of a truck with her family from Mexico, in the hopes of … Continue reading

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Texas by James A. Michener

I did it!  I finally finished this mammoth, nearly 1100 page novel about Texas history.  I do read fast, but the size of this book, and the holidays, set me back nearly 2 months with this book.  But I’m glad … Continue reading

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The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

Based on the legend of Urrea’s sainted cousin, the author uses historical fiction to bring 16 year old Teresita to life, during a period of violence and political upheaval in Mexico, near the end of the 19th century. What I … Continue reading

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The Day The World Discovered The Sun by Mark Anderson

The Day The World Discovered The Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus I viewed and photographed the 2012 Venus transit, so this book caught my attention. It  deals with the … Continue reading

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