A review by debbiecuddy
The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea


I found this book interesting, but confusing at times. My confusion was due to my lack of knowledge about Mexican history...why didn't we learn more about Mexico in school???
The author based this work of historical fiction on one of his ancestors, Teresita, commonly called "The Saint of Cabora" and it takes place in the years leading up to the Mexican revolution. The story is beautifully told and parts were deeply moving.