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Reader recommendation: The Hummingbird’s Daughter

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By John C. Deppman, Fort Meyers, Fla. / January 31, 2011

The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea is an historical novel about the author’s distant relative, Teresita, set in Sonora, Mexico in the 1880’s. Teresita is a healer and becomes revered as a saint by her many followers. I thought this was an excellent book – beautifully researched and written – and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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