August Online Book Discussion: ‘Bless Me, Ultima’ by Rudolfo Anaya

Copies of the books will be available at the library and participants are encouraged to read the book and post their comments below any time during the month. These discussions are open to the public and all participants are welcome.

If you have any questions, please call 860-464-9912.

book cover for "Bless Me, Ultima"August’s title is Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya.

First published in 1972, this book is one of the 100 Great American Read (GAR) titles for this summer.
(PBS and New York Times program for 2018)

A great coming of age novel and one of the most respected pieces of contemporary Chicano Literature. If you have already ready this choose another title from the GAR list that you haven’t read.

One thought on “August Online Book Discussion: ‘Bless Me, Ultima’ by Rudolfo Anaya

  1. Ledyard Public Libraries

    A beautifully-written story about Antonio, a seven-year old during the summer of 1944 in the fictional town of Las Pasturas, New Mexico when Ultima (La Grande) comes to stay with his family for the remainder of her days. Antonio and Ultima make an immediate connection of which Antonio knows Ultima holds the secret to his future. Will he be a farmer like his mother’s family, the Lunas, or the wandering vaquero (cowboy) like his father’s family, the Marez on the barren Llano? Seeped in native tradition, culture, Catholicism, and spirituality, Antonio reflects on his youthful observations and experiences of what is truly good or evil.


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