Luis Urrea

    She had the popularity of a modern day rock star, but it was for her healing powers.  This mystical immigrant many called a Saint toured the U.S. in the early 1900s giving autographs and interviews, and visiting the sick.  Teresita Urrea even stayed in St. Louis around the time of the World’s Fair.  In this conversation with author Luis Alberto Urrea, learn more about the short life of this woman who was the author’s relative, and listen to his vivid accounts of how he resurrected her story for his two novels, “The Hummingbird’s Daughter” and “Queen of America.”  It’s a discussion on spirituality, immigration, indigenous healing, historical writing and more that you don’t want to miss.

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