The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Hummingbird's DaughterA friend recommended this, and I checked it out. I realized I’d read it before, but I liked it so much, I read it again. It is wonderful.

Set in Mexico in the late 1800’s, it is the story of a young girl with healing gifts, a student of a grandmotherly curandera. It is also about the time of Mexico’s civil war, with social and political struggles.

What makes it even more marvelous is that it is based on the true stories and myths of the author’s great-aunt.

I recommend this highly — a nice, long, engaging summer read.

Reviewed by Sue D.

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