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From the author of the acclaimed The Curiosity comes a compelling and moving story of compassion, courage, and redemption.
Deborah Birch is a seasoned hospice nurse whose daily work requires courage and compassion. But her skills and experience are tested in new and dramatic ways when her easygoing husband, Michael, returns from his third deployment to Iraq haunted by nightmares, anxiety, and rage. She is determined to help him heal and to restore the tender, loving marriage they once had.
At the same time, Deborah's primary patient is Barclay Reed, a retired history professor and expert in the Pacific Theater of World War II whose career ended in academic scandal. Alone in the world, the embittered professor is dying. As Barclay begrudgingly comes to trust Deborah, he tells her stories from that long-ago war, which help her find a way to help her husband battle his demons.
Told with piercing empathy and heartbreaking realism, The Hummingbird is a masterful story of loving commitment, service to country, and absolution through wisdom and forgiveness.
©2015 Stephen P. Kiernan (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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By zaraeva on 09-22-17

Beautiful story about life, love, death.

It touched me at my bottom of my heart.
Exiting story about listening for each others, about honour and war-fights, love and death.

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By Lisa on 05-20-17

Great Listen!

This book was recommended to me. My first thought was, a book about a Hospice Nurse? That sounds depressing!! But with all the driving I've been doing I though why not give it a listen. I loved it!!

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