January Bookclub - The Hummingbird's Daughter, by Luis Alberto Urrea

  • January 19, 2014 · 1:30 PM

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.

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  • Ellen

    Sorry to cancel but I have a bad sore throat.

    January 19, 2014

  • Mary G.

    Sorry to cancel at the last minute....I thout I would feel better but not yet unfortunately

    January 18, 2014

    • chandra

      Hi Mary - Sorry you're not feeling well & we'll miss seeing you. Chandra

      January 18, 2014

  • Barbara P.

    Sorry have a last minute appt come uo on monday that I have to prepare.

    January 15, 2014

  • Desiree

    I'm still on our October book because of school but I'm hoping to finish that during break and catch up with this one :)

    December 19, 2013

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