A New Literary Hero
Meet Luis Alberto Urrea. I am simply captivated by his novel The Hummingbird's Daughter, which according to the flap "took twenty years of travel, research, and study among the healers to write." I believe it. There's a lot more about the book right here. Suffice it to say, it is a wonderful and beautiful book set in Mexico.
Urrea also has a blog which is great reading.
I've been reading the book in the sauna. And almost everywhere else. It's that good. You can get it at your local bookseller (which I recommend) or from Amazon, which will also let you read some excerpts for free. Please get it. You won't be disappointed.