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The Hummingbird's Daughter
The Hummingbird's Daughter: A Novel | Luis Alberto Urrea
This historical novel is based on Urrea's real great-aunt Teresita, who had healing powers and was acclaimed as a saint. Urrea has researched historical accounts and family records for years to get an accurate story.
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Lola
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Cinco de Mayo vibes. 📚🍷🇲🇽

Chrissyreadit Yummm I want a drink that looks like yours. 7mo
JamieArc Love this book and author. A great Cinco de Mayo choice! (edited) 7mo
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A wonderful book! The narration was a bit staccato, but I got used to it after a while. I‘m not sure I can blame it for my lack of focus, which sometimes caused me to miss rather significant events... still, a great listen!

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Bevita
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This is the second time I‘ve read this book, a sort-of historical story of a Mexican girl that has magical healing powers. Terrific.

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wanderlustforwords
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Mehso-so

This was between so so and pick. Finding out in the epilogue that the story was based on a real figure but my opinion of it up a notch or two. A female catholic mystic 1880‘s Mexico. If even a small portion of the story is true, it‘s incredible.

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Valeka
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Holidays mean cake in the middle of the day for no reason at all. #hummingbirdcake

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Brie
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I visited a new-to-me used bookstore and promptly added these to my #TBR. #bookhaul 📚📚📚

vivastory Have you read Chelsea Cain? I've been curious about the Gretchen Lowell series 2y
Brie Nope but I‘ve heard good things about that series and wanted to start it. @vivastory 2y
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Sweettartlaura
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Bailedbailed

I've been trying to read this for a week. And as lovely as the language & imagery is, it keeps putting me to sleep. I hope to get back to it someday. But for now it's a DNF for me😕

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Sweettartlaura
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Hmm...

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Sweettartlaura
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Evening reading

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Jas16
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In the late 1800's in Mexico a 16 year old girl comes back to life with the ability to heal. She is thought to be a saint and is beloved by some and feared my others. #hummingbirdheartbeat #melodicmay

TorieStorieS Oh- I read this years ago! I remember quite liking it! 3y
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shsnaps
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Beautiful words transporting me right out of the smelly train and into the Mexican desert.

RebL I love Urrea. 3y
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ConstantReader1
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"...no family could afford to assuage its own hunger and insult the dead. Jesus! Everybody knew that being dead could put you in a terrible mood!"

Loving this book already

Leelee.reads How did you end up liking this book? Would you recommend it? It's one of many on my TBR list, and wondering if I should give it a go. 3y
ConstantReader1 Ended up not finishing it. Found it jumped around too much. The language is beautiful, though, and I loved the magical elements. 3y
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