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. However, 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.
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? Download and start listening now!