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Hummingbird House

Author: Henley, Patricia Set In . . .
 Central America, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico
Genre: Fiction
Time Frame: 1980s
Published: 2000
Description: FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 1999

When Kate Banner, an American midwife in Nicaragua, loses another patient - a young Nicaraguan woman who had given birth only the night before - she knows it is time to go home. Travelling home leads her to Guatemala, where she becomes involved with the innocent victims of war. Through her experiences and encounters, Kate finds a place she can connect with and call home far away from her American birthplace.

Patricia Henley's Hummingbird House is a devastatingly powerful and emotional story of a human heart unbinding itself in the most unjust of worlds.

  
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