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Rio Grande Fall

Rio Grande Fall Everyone loves the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta de Albuquerque The city s biggest moneymaker is fun filled and profitable this year than ever Until a body plummets from the sky Four black feathers Raven s

  • Title: Rio Grande Fall
  • Author: Rudolfo Anaya
  • ISBN: 9780446604864
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • Everyone loves the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta de Albuquerque The city s biggest moneymaker is fun filled and profitable this year than ever Until a body plummets from the sky Four black feathers, Raven s calling cards, surround the body Sonny recognizes the dead woman immediately She is one of Raven s followers, and the state s prime witness against the cult memEveryone loves the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta de Albuquerque The city s biggest moneymaker is fun filled and profitable this year than ever Until a body plummets from the sky Four black feathers, Raven s calling cards, surround the body Sonny recognizes the dead woman immediately She is one of Raven s followers, and the state s prime witness against the cult member implicated in the murder of Sonny s cousin The P.I suspects that Raven is thirsting for revenge on all fronts Indeed, death darkens the heavens again as a sniper s bullet fells another balloonist Fearing bad publicity, the Fiesta makes Sonny an offer a handsome reward if he can find the killer before the local police and the FBI Tracking clues, Sonny soon discovers that a huge shipment of cocaine and heroin is to be unloaded in Albuquerque during the festival Raven, he realizes, was sent in by the drug lords as a distraction He is not through yet and must be stopped But how Raven possesses strengths no mortal can match he can acquire the powers of his nagual, his animal spirit Likewise, Sonny will need his own guardians, the coyotes, as well as a curandera, a healer, to guide him to Raven s lair But no sooner is Sonny ready to face his enemy than calamity strikes Someone near and dear to him falls into Raven s clutches, possibly lost forever With the newfound force of the coyote spirit coursing through his veins, Sonny sets off, ready to risk his life for the

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    1. Rudolfo Anaya

      Rudolfo Anaya lives and breathes the landscape of the Southwest It is a powerful force, full of magic and myth, integral to his writings Anaya, however, is a native Hispanic fascinated by cultural crossings unique to the Southwest, a combination of oldSpain and New Spain, of Mexico with Mesoamerica and the anglicizing forces of the twentieth century Rudolfo Anaya is widely acclaimed as the founder of modern Chicano literature According to the New York Times, he is the most widely read author in Hispanic communities, and sales of his classic Bless Me, Ultima 1972 have surpassed 360,000, despite the fact that none of his books have been published originally by New York publishing houses His works are standard texts in Chicano studies and literature courses around the world, and he has done than perhaps any other single person to promote publication of books by Hispanic authors in this country With the publication of his novel, Albuquerque 1992 ,Newsweek has proclaimed him a front runner in what is better called not the new multicultural writing, but the new American writing His most recent volume, published in 1995, is Zia Summer I ve always used the technique of the cuento I am an oral storyteller, but now I do it on the printed page I think if we were very wise we would use that same tradition in video cassettes, in movies, and on radio from unm wrtgsw anayamlandgale.cengage free_reso

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    1. Book two in the Sonny Baca mystery series is set during the Albuquerque NM Hot Air Balloon Fiesta It s set to be the biggest moneymaker for the city, until a body plummets from a gondola Was it a tragic accident, or was the woman murdered There s a lot going on here We have the aftermath of book one s mystery the woman who falls from the balloon is a key witness in that case There s an effort to bring in a major drug shipment, using the Balloon Fiesta as cover Sonny has found a homeless family t [...]


    2. I am definitely hooked on the Sonny Baca series there are four, and this one is the second Rio Grande Fall picked up where the Zia Summer left off, and the way it doesn t end, there s no way for me to stop here The setting is in the fall during hot air balloon festivities and includes a harried balloon ride There is much intrigue and mystery as to who are the good and bad guys Raven, Sonny s nemesis, is around though not too prominent, and there is a hint that he will be present in the next boo [...]



    3. 2.5 Stars Not impressed by the plot, or the characters The description of NM in autumn was nice, but I live here and don t need the travelogue Suffice it to say I m not the audience for Anaya s mysteries.



    4. Having spent time in New Mexico, I am probably inclined to like a mystery written by a new author to me set in that state Love the Spanish phrases, the references to New Mexican food which I adore , and the cultural background that flows through the novel A private detective known as Sonny Baca finds himself searching for a murderer after a woman he knows it thrown from a balloon Another murder and it becomes obvious that drugs are involved due to be delivered during the famous Albuquerque Ballo [...]


    5. I didn t want to even give one star I am from Albuquerque and thought I d read this because that s where it takes place However, it is so farfetched I could not bring myself to finish it I had only 100 pages to finish but just couldn t bare it any longer Sonny gets himself in ridiculously dangerous situations and miraculously gets out way too many times and then there s the whole science fiction aspect of him feeling connected to wolves and the villain connected to ravens and supposedly being ab [...]


    6. When I read the jacket of this story it grabbed my attention Since this hard back edition was only.49 I bought it What I failed to notice in small print at the top of the inside jacket were the words Chicano Literature.This story is generously sprinkled with Spanish words Since I don t read or speak Spanish it was very frustrating trying to read this story.


    7. I really enjoyed reading a fantasy book with magic and traditions from my own part of the world For folks who believe in a the mystical traditions described in this book, I suppose it may not be fantasy, but the same can be said for Celtic magic in books based on those tradions.


    8. I had hopes for this book because I enjoyed Bless Me Ultima, but the good plot was marred by having the protagonist rush blindly into dangerous situations where he escapes or is rescued at the last possible moment.


    9. Rudolfo Anaya is an amazing author, the descriptions in this book reminded me so much of my great grandparents who lived in Albuquerque, where the drama unfolds There is so much culture, history and social issues that keeps this book so interesting,I highly recommend it



    10. The 2nd book in the series, this book follows Sonny as he investigates a major drug deal taking place at the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.


    11. First review was the wrong Anaya book This is the one that I found too macho IIRC on first reading Might go back if I get a chance sometime and am in the mood


    12. The plot and characters are interesting and the setting is lovely, but the mystical introspection made the book about 100 pages too long.







    13. I just finished this book and I will say I enjoyed it I am a huge fan of Rudolfo Anaya and I loved the setting of this novel I am upset that I didn t read the first book first.


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