The Hummingbird's Cage

The Hummingbird's Cage

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A dazzling debut novel about taking chances, finding hope, and learning to stand up for your dreams...

Everyone in Wheeler, New Mexico, thinks Joanna leads the perfect life: the quiet, contented housewife of a dashing deputy sheriff, raising a beautiful young daughter, Laurel. But Joanna's reality is nothing like her facade. Behind closed doors, she lives in constant fear of her husband. She's been trapped for so long, escape seems impossible--until a stranger offers her the help she needs to flee....

On the run, Joanna and Laurel stumble upon the small town of Morro, a charming and magical village that seems to exist out of time and place. There a farmer and his wife offer her sanctuary, and soon, between the comfort of her new home and blossoming friendships, Joanna's soul begins to heal, easing the wounds of a decade of abuse.

But her past--and her husband--aren't so easy to escape. Unwilling to live in fear any longer, Joanna must summon a strength she never knew she had to fight back and forge a new life for her daughter and herself....

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Product details

  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 17.78mm | 279g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 045147337X
  • 9780451473370
  • 2,845,983

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"A beautiful story of one woman's reinvention, with a little touch of magic that will warm your heart."--Laura Lane McNeal, author of Dollbaby

"Brilliant and beautifully written. Unflinching. Honest. Heartbreaking."--Menna Van Praag, author of The House at the End of Hope Street

"Here is a story of a woman's courage and strength, the power of friendship, and the gift of grace which magically appears when we need it most. Truly inspired and beautifully written, you will love this novel."--Lynne Branard, author of The Art of Arranging Flowers
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About Tamara Dietrich

Tamara Dietrich was born in Germany and raised in Appalachia. She has bounced around in states as far-flung as Maryland, New Mexico, Maine, New York, Arizona and, now, Virginia. Along the way, she has become an award-winning newspaper journalist for her news reporting, feature writing and column writing. When she's not spending every free moment working on novels, she's cycling, hiking, jogging and gardening. Travel is a particular pleasure, although she doesn't get nearly enough of it. She's the mother of a 19-year-old son, and provides room and board and couch privileges to three cats and a dog. The Hummingbird's Cage is her debut novel.
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347 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 23% (81)
4 36% (126)
3 30% (104)
2 8% (27)
1 3% (9)
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