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By Luis Alberto Urrea

At turns heartbreaking, uplifting, fiercely romantic, and riotously humorous, QUEEN OF the United States tells the unforgettable tale of a tender lady coming of age and discovering her position in a brand new global. starting the place Luis Alberto Urrea's bestselling The Hummingbird's Daughter left off, QUEEN OF the US reveals younger Teresita Urrea, loved healer and "Saint of Cabora," together with her father in 1892 Arizona. yet, besieged through pilgrims in determined desire of her therapeutic powers, and pursued by way of assassins, she has no selection yet to escape the borderlands and embark on a rare trip into the center of turn-of-the-century the USA.

Teresita's passage will take her to big apple, San Francisco, and St. Louis, the place she's going to come upon ecu royalty, Cuban poets, attractiveness queens, frightened immigrants and grand tycoons-and, between them, a guy who will strength Teresita to ultimately ask herself the final word query: is a saint allowed to fall in love?

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