Let's read "The Hummingbird's Daughter", the long-awaited novel, that is an engrossing epic mystical drama of a young woman's life and sudden sainthood in late 19th-century Mexico, by the masterful story-teller and prizewinning writer, Luis Alberto Urrea (author of "The Devil's Highway" and others).
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 gritty, endearing and memorable saga 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.