Book Club Kit: The Hummingbird’s Daughter

The Hummingbird's DaughterThe Hummingbird’s Daughter
by Luís Alberto Urrea
First Published: 2005
10 Copies & Reading Guide

It is 1889, and civil war is brewing in Mexico. A 16-year-old girl, Teresita, illegitimate but beloved daughter of the wealthy and powerful rancher Don Tomas Urrea, wakes from the strangest dream–a dream that she has died. Only it was not a dream. This passionate and rebellious young woman has arisen from death with a power to heal–but it will take all her faith to endure the trials that await her and her family now that she has become the Saint of Cabora.

Reading Guide:
LitLovers – Includes Author Information, Reviews, and Discussion Questions

Reviews and Articles:
The New York Times – “A Saint with Grit” by Stacey D’Erasmo
NPR, All Things Considered – “Family Memoir” by Alan Cheuse
The Observer (UK) – “Oh, My Sainted Aunt” by Stephanie Merritt

On the Web:
Official Author Website –
Like the author on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @urrealism!

More about Teresa Urrea:
Texas State Historical Association – Teresa Urrea
El Paso Community College – Borderlands Project with info about Teresa Urrea.

If you enjoyed The Hummingbird’s Daughter, you might like:
The Devil’s Highway: A True Story by Luís Alberto Urrea
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
In the Time of the Butterflies (Book Club Kit) by Julia Alvarez
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

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