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The Hummingbird's Daughter

By Luis Alberto Urrea

The Hummingbird's Daughter
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  • Hardcover: May 2005,
    512 pages.
    Paperback: Apr 2006,
    528 pages.

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The story of one girl's life and the swollen heart of all Mexico.

From the book jacket: Teresita is not an ordinary girl. Born of an illiterate, poor Indian mother, she knows little about her past or her future.... As a teenager she learns the way plants can cure the sick and prayer can move the earth, she discovers an even greater gift: she has the power to heal. Her touch, like warm honey, melts pain and suffering. But such a gift can be a burden, too. Before long, the Urrea ranch is crowded with pilgrims and with agents of a Mexican government wary of anything that might threaten its power.  The Hummingbird's Daughter is Luis Urrea's majestic masterpiece, the story of one girl's life and the swollen ...

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