The Hummingbird's Daughter

Authors: Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Keywords: daughter, hummingbird
Pages: 528
Published: 2006-04-03
Language: English
Category: Historical, Genre Fiction, Literature & Fiction,
ISBN-10: 0316154520     ISBN-13: 9780316154529
Binding: Paperback
List Price: 14.99 USD
  • Rating: 80%
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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