When high-powered attorney Samantha Sweeting receives a message from her housekeeper asking where she keeps her vacuum bags, she considers purchasing a new vacuum altogether (“That’ll come with a bag already installed, surely”). This is a highly addicting read that will have you (for once?) rooting for the lawyer.
Luis Alberto Urrea discusses and signs Queen of America
01/26/2013 4:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
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.