The Hummingbird's Daughter
Luis Alberto Urrea
This is the real story of the author's relative, who rose from her illegitimate beginnings to become the Saint of Cabora in Mexico. Teresita Urrea, a young girl abandoned by her mother, sought out Huila, the local medicine woman. Huila could sense that even at an early age, the young Teresita possessed certain gifts. Only time will teach her to use them wisely and only for good.
Luis Alberto Urrea has a very engaging style. He builds his character very slowly so that I get to know, love and care for his characters. Halfway through the book, the action picks up and I was able to finish the story in no time.