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Hummingbird House

Author: Henley, Patricia Set In . . .
 Central America, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico
Genre: Fiction
Time Frame: 1980s
Published: 2000
Description: When Kate Banner, an American midwife in Nicaragua, loses another patient - a young woman who had recently given birth - she decides it is time to go home, because to care for the children of war you have to cut off pieces of your heart. Her travels home lead her to Guatemala where she again encounters the innocent victims of a country's war. Hummingbird House is a devastatingly powerful and emotionally trustworthy story of a human heart unbinding itself in the most unjust of worlds.
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