Thursday, February 16, 2012

"The Hummingbird's Daughter"

my take: I loved this book. Is it too early to say best book of the year? As in, it's going to be my top pick for 2012, not just for 2012 so far. Risky, I know.

This is the book I've been looking for:  a rich story from beginning to end, interesting characters, vivid scenery, orderly plot line, politics, history, theology...perfection!

For me, it was a similar experience to reading Cutting for Stone 
... epic and engrossing, I couldn't put it down. There are a few "men are scum" moments, but what book doesn't have those?

I worry a bit when i enjoy a book this much ...will others? ... maybe it's just me! Hubby read this as soon as I finished and loved it just as much, so at least there are two. Let me know if you're with us.

my source: Festival of Faith and Writing list 2012

my verdict: excellent! must read


  1. A comparison to Cutting for Stone and I'm sold! Sometimes one just wants and epic and engrossing book, but they can be hard to come by.

    p.s. at one of my book clubs we refer to our "oppressed women" books that we keep picking, but I suppose the "men are scum" descriptor is just as apt. Ha!

  2. This book captured me right away, got a bit slow in the middle, and captivated me for the last third. I know very little about Mexico's history, but I know more now. Loved it!

  3. Love it when I can check it out from the library right away and not have to be on hold -- as Anne said, anything compared to Cutting for Stone, and I'm adding it to my list...