Queen of America

Queen of America

A Novel

Book - 2011
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At turns heartbreaking, uplifting, fiercely romantic, and riotously funny, QUEEN OF AMERICA tells the unforgettable story of a young woman coming of age and finding her place in a new world. Beginning where Luis Alberto Urrea's bestselling The Hummingbird's Daughter left off, QUEEN OF AMERICA finds young Teresita Urrea, beloved healer and "Saint of Cabora," with her father in 1892 Arizona. But, besieged by pilgrims in desperate need of her healing powers, and pursued by assassins, she has no choice but to flee the borderlands and embark on an extraordinary journey into the heart of turn-of-the-century America.


Teresita's passage will take her to New York, San Francisco, and St. Louis, where she will encounter European royalty, Cuban poets, beauty queens, anxious immigrants and grand tycoons-and, among them, a man who will force Teresita to finally ask herself the ultimate question: is a saint allowed to fall in love?

Baker & Taylor
Teresita Urrea flees to Arizona with her father after the Tomochic Rebellion but is inundated with visits from pilgrims seeking her skills as a healer until she is chased to New York by assassins.

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The remarkable heroine of The hummingbird's daughter returns in this epic novel of love and loss in a restless America. Teresita's passage will take her across the nation as she comes to terms with her place in a new world. She must finally ask herself the ultimate question: is a saint allowed to fall in love?
The sequel to The Hummingbird's Daughter finds Teresita Urrea fleeing to Arizona with her father after the Tomochic Rebellion but is inundated with visits from pilgrims seeking her skills as a healer until she is chased to New York by assassins.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316154864
0316154865
Branch Call Number: FICTION URREA
Characteristics: 491 p

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PimaLib_MaryG May 06, 2015

Wonderful sequel to "The Hummingbird's Daughter."

mrsgail5756 Mar 14, 2013

A very good read. I enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book for all to read.

debwalker Nov 15, 2011

"This epic novel (496 pages) finishes the life of Teresita Urrea, the life begun in The Hummingbird's Daughter, the true story of the author's great-aunt....It's a grand story, an adventure filled with the hilarious antics of Don Tomàs and his friends--drinkers, womanizers, gamblers, practical jokers, renegades and romantics--and a woman coming to terms with the conflict she feels between being an instrument of God and her desire to be live an ordinary life". --Valerie Ryan
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