Tag Archives: Mexico

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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Tales Of A Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman

I’m a sucker for a travel book.  Especially when it takes me on adventures I wouldn’t dare do on my own, much less with a guide.  From the first pages of Tales of a Female Nomad, I was drawn in.  … Continue reading

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