Rudolfo Anaya 202 pages, hardcover $22.95. University of New Mexico
Set in Santa Fe in 1680, this tale from
Rudolfo Anaya is a treat. Night after night, Serafina, a 15-year
old Pueblo woman, enchants the Spanish Governor with stories to
free her fellow prisoners accused of plotting an insurrection.
Serafina’s stories are "New Mexicanized" versions of
traditional favorites, and they lead the governor to believe that
love, not war, will quell the currents of revolution.
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