Sunday, February 11, 2007

14. "Death Comes for the Archbishop" ~ Willa Cather

Based on truth, this is a series of short novellas about Bishop Latour and Father Vallient, two Catholics who travel from Cincinnati to New Mexico in order to start spreading the good word and set up a diocese.

I spent some time of my childhood in Albuquerque, so the references to mesas and pueblos and the Arapaho stirred my memories. Would others be as fascinated? I don't think so.

In my opinion, if you want to read a good book about the "taming" of New Mexico, get "Angle of Repose" by Wallace Stegner.

2.5 out of 5.0 Mexican Coffees.

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