The Hummingbird

The Hummingbird

A Novel

Book - 2015
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A woman takes care of two wounded men--one, her soldier-husband, just home from the war in Iraq; the other, a dying World War II scholar-historian who harbours a long-buried secret.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd,, [2015]
Edition: First Canadian edition.
ISBN: 9781443438865
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 24 cm


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ontherideau Jun 11, 2018

Stephen Kiernan is a thoughtful man and this is a thoughtful book. At times I set the pages down to consider the links and implications.
A bit too tidy at the end maybe but this is a man who does his research and throws out ideas in a story.
My favorite quote "Only an unarmed man can say he has truly ceased fighting." Highly relevant at this time.

cmlibrary_anickerson Mar 17, 2016

I found this a deeply emotional and engaging read.

Nov 18, 2015

There are 3 different stories being told in this book. It is essentially about healing pain in the dying and the living. Although I love historical fiction, I found myself dreading the chapters about the Japanese pilot. I prefer a smooth flowing story, not one that keeps getting interrupted. I enjoyed the developing friendship between the professor and the nurse. Not an outstanding book, just OK for me.

Nov 15, 2015

An excellent book, well written and full of insight into PTSD and caregiving.

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