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The Hummingbird's Daughter

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The Hummingbird's Daughter

The prizewinning writer Luis Alberto Urrea’s long-awaited novel is an epic mystical drama of a young woman’s sudden sainthood in late 19th-century Mexico.

It is 1889, and civil war is brewing in Mexico. A 16-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. Its publication will be a major literary event.

The Hummingbird's Daughter
by Luis Alberto Urrea

  • Publication Date: April 3, 2006
  • Paperback: 499 pages
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • ISBN-10: 0316154520
  • ISBN-13: 9780316154529