Ann Marie Jackson, MPP '02, presents 'The Broken Hummingbird: A Novel'
The Broken Hummingbird explores a woman’s struggle to truly know her new country and her own heart.
Jackson will be discussing her new novel, The Broken Hummingbird: A Novel, in which Jane - mother, lawyer, enthusiastic expat, and fatally unhappy wife - sets out to save two little girls but must also save herself and her own sons while navigating the parallel worlds of wealth and poverty in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This event is free and open to the public.
About The Broken Hummingbird
In the midst of a marital crisis, Jane hatches an unusual plan to avoid a custody battle, the thing she most fears: she convinces husband Kevin to walk away from the pressures of New York - in particular, her demanding job and an affair she almost had - in the hope that moving to their favorite city abroad will fix their family.
In San Miguel de Allende, Jane and her young sons delight in new adventures, but Kevin still seethes. Jane befriends a circle of intriguing women and helps two girls who remind her of the brother she abandoned when her own parents divorced. After witnessing violence involving the girls’ father, Jane’s vivid dreams, possibly guided by a hummingbird messenger from the hereafter, grow ever darker. When tragedy strikes San Miguel, the community fractures and then rises, and Jane must make a dangerous choice. The Broken Hummingbird balances the raw undoing of a marriage with the joys of discovery that lie in building a new life.
Friday, October 6, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm PT
Third Place Books Ravenna
6504 20th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Hosted by: Third Place Books Ravenna
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Ann Marie Jackson, MPP '02, is co-founder of microlending organization Mano Amiga and former Vice President of Casita Linda, which builds homes for families living in extreme poverty in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Early in her career, after earning degrees from Stanford and Harvard, Jackson joined the U.S. Department of State to promote human rights in China and other East Asian and Pacific Island nations. She has worked with Human Rights Watch, A Better Chance, and Internews to further social justice causes and advance respect for human rights. She has traveled widely on five continents. Her columns, short stories and essays appear in Mexico News Daily, San Miguel Life, THIS Top Destinos, Solamente en San Miguel, and more. The Broken Hummingbird is her first novel. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit nonprofit organizations serving women and families in central Mexico. A native of Seattle, Washington, Jackson resides in San Miguel de Allende.
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