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The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful inspiring fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


The (fictionalized) first twenty years in the life of Teresa Urrea, Mexican folk saint and revolutionary. Even if this book isn’t a modern classic like it wants to be, it’s probably the most well-written, exciting story I’ve read this summer.

“All these women, Huila thought: Mothers of God…These twisted ones tied to their pallets, these barren ones, these married ones, these abandoned ones, these whores, these hungry ones, these thieves, these drunks, these mestizas, these lovers of other women, these Indians, and these littlest ones who faced unknowable tomorrows. Mothers of God. If it was a sin to think so, she would face God and ask Him why” (92)

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