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The Hummingbird's Daughter

Luis Alberto Urrea

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

An epic mystical drama of a young woman's sudden sainthood in late nineteenth-century Mexico

It is 1889, and civil war is brewing in Mexico. A sixteen-year-old girl, Teresita, illegitimate but beloved daughter of the wealthy and powerful rancher Don Tomas Urrea, wakes from the strangest dream - a dream that she has died. Only it was not a dream. This passionate and rebellious young woman has arisen from death with a power to heal - but it will take all her faith to endure the trials that await her and her family now that she has become the Saint of Cabora.

The Hummingbird's Daughter is a vast, hugely satisfying novel of love and loss, joy and pain. Two decades in the writing, this is the masterpiece that Luis Alberto Urrea has been building up to.

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