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The Hummingbird's Daughter (2005)

by Luis Alberto Urrea

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This book is beautifully written and I had the added pleasure of listening to the unabridged audiobook read by the author. This meant that each Mexican name or word was perfectly pronounced and the pace and timing of the poetic prose was set forth before me just as it was intended to be heard. As Urrea explains in an interview, this book is a blend of nonfiction (years and years of research), poetry and storytelling. This exquisite combination brings Teresita, soon to become the Saint of Cabora, magically to life in Nineteenth Century Mexico. ( )
  kellifrobinson | Feb 10, 2016 |
This book was everything one wants in a book, history, love, passion, holiness. I recommend this to anyone who want to lose themselves in the past and dream of a future. ( )
  crazeedi73 | Jan 30, 2016 |
This book was everything one wants in a book, history, love, passion, holiness. I recommend this to anyone who want to lose themselves in the past and dream of a future. ( )
  crazeedi73 | Jan 30, 2016 |
This book was everything one wants in a book, history, love, passion, holiness. I recommend this to anyone who want to lose themselves in the past and dream of a future. ( )
  crazeedi73 | Jan 30, 2016 |
This book was everything one wants in a book, history, love, passion, holiness. I recommend this to anyone who want to lose themselves in the past and dream of a future. ( )
  crazeedi73 | Jan 30, 2016 |
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Truth is everything. Of truth I have no fear. In truth I see no shame. -- Teresita Urrea
Truth, for tyrants, is the most terrible and cruel of all bindings: it is like an incandescent iron falling across their chests. And it is even more agonizing than hot iron, for that only burns the flesh, with Truth burns its way into the soul. -- Lauro Aguirre
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On the cool October morning when Cayetana Chavez brought her baby to light, it was the start of that season in Sinaloa when humid torments of summer finally gave way to breezes and falling leaves, and small red birds skittered through the corrals, and the dogs grew new coats.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316154520, Paperback)

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.

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When sixteen-year-old Teresita, the illegitimate daughter of a late-nineteenth-century rancher, arises from death possessing the power to heal, she is declared a saint and finds her faith tested by the impending Mexican civil war.

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