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The Hummingbird House

(1999)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Special 20th Anniversary Edition
National Book Award Finalist 1999


Kate Banner is a North American midwife helping flood victims in Nicaragua in the 1980s. When she loses another patient--a young woman who gave birth only the night before in the bottom of a swamped wooden boat - Kate knows it is time to go home. But her journey home leads her first into the seething secret wars of Guatemala, where she discovers her greatest challenges, and her greatest chances to love.

A finalist for the National Book Award and The New Yorker Best Book Awards when it was originally published in 1999, Patricia Henley's Hummingbird House is the devastatingly powerful and emotionally unforgettable story of a human heart unbinding itself in the most unjust of worlds. This beautiful novel of women in war delivers an ending marked by its passion, strength, substance, and beauty.

This special 20th anniversary edition includes a foreword by Steve Yarbrough, a Q&A with the author, and a book club reader's guide.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Used availability for Patricia Henley's The Hummingbird House

Hardback Editions

April 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hummingbird House
Author(s): Patricia Henley
ISBN: 1-878448-87-0 / 978-1-878448-87-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sceptre Australia
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Paperback Editions

November 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hummingbird House
Author(s): Patricia Henley
ISBN: 1-950182-01-0 / 978-1-950182-01-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Haywire Books
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April 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hummingbird House
Author(s): Patricia Henley
ISBN: 1-878448-98-6 / 978-1-878448-98-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macadam Cage Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

November 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hummingbird House
Author(s): Patricia Henley
Publisher: Haywire Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU