What bloggers said about Teresa of the New World"The story is both haunting and magical. 4 stars!" - Svetlana's Reads and Views
"I’m not sure what prompted me the tackle Teresa of the New World by Sharman Apt Russell, but I’m very happy I took the chance. The book is different, but I greatly enjoyed the scope and artistry of the piece. Russell flirts with both spirituality and history over the course of Teresa’s story and while I would definitely classify it as a young adult piece, I think it has certain appeal for more mature readers as well." - Flashlight Commentary
Guest Posts by Sharman RussellPeople Live Inside Us hosted at What Is That Book About
Talking to Animals hosted at A Literary Vacation
Publication Date: March 3, 2015 | Yucca Publishing/Skyhorse Publishing
Formats: Hardcover, Ebook | ISBN: 978-1631580420
Genre: Historical Fiction/Young Adult/Fantasy
From the bestselling author of An Obsession with Butterflies comes a magical story of America in the time of the conquistadors.
In 1528, the real-life conquistador Cabeza de Vaca shipwrecked in the New World where he lived for eight years as a slave, trader, and shaman. In this lyrical weaving of history and myth, the adventurer takes his young daughter Teresa from her home in Texas to walk westward into the setting sun, their travels accompanied by miracles--visions and prophecies. But when Teresa reaches the outposts of New Spain, life is not what her father had promised.
As a kitchen servant in the household of a Spanish official, Teresa grows up estranged from the magic she knew as a child, when she could speak to the earth and listen to animals. When a new epidemic of measles devastates the area, the sixteen-year-old sets off on her own journey, befriending a Mayan were-jaguar who cannot control his shape-shifting and a warhorse abandoned by his Spanish owner. Now Teresa moves through a land stalked by Plague: smallpox as well as measles, typhus, and scarlet fever.
Soon it becomes clear that Teresa and her friends are being manipulated and driven by forces they do not understand. To save herself and others, Teresa will find herself listening again to the earth, sinking underground, swimming through limestone and fossil, opening to the power of root and stone. As she searches for her place in the New World, she will travel farther and deeper than she had ever imagined.
Rich in historical detail and scope, Teresa of the New World takes you into the dreamscape of the sixteenth-century American Southwest.
Praise for Teresa of the New World“Wow! The magical elements were a total thrill-ride, and what a satisfying ending. After finishing it I had that wonderful sensation I get from a great read—the mysterious feeling of having been somewhere, of dreams having risen up and carried me along on a wild journey.” - Sarah Johnson, Editor
Praise for Sharman RussellRussell has written twelve previous books with numerous starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist. The San Francisco Chronicle has said “Russell’s writing is luminous” and Kirkus Reviews wrote, “A deep reverence for nature shines throughout Russell’s rich, enjoyable text.” The Seattle Times described her An Obsession with Butterflies as a “masterpiece of story-telling” and the San Diego Union Tribune called it “A singular work of art, with its smooth, ethereal prose and series after cascading series of astonishing lore.” The New York Times and Discover Magazine both described her book on hunger as “elegant.”
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Teresa of the New World Blog Tour ScheduleMonday, May 11
Guest Post at What Is That Book About
Tuesday, May 12
Review at History From a Woman's Perspective
Wednesday, May 13
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More
Friday, May 15
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views
Monday, May 18
Review at Flashlight Commentary
Wednesday, May 20
Guest Post at A Literary Vacation
Thursday, May 21
Spotlight at Cheryl's Book Nook
Friday, May 22
Blog Tour Wrap Up & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
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