The Hummingbird

The Hummingbird

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 24/06/2021
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The Hummingbird
I really loved this book. I was unfamiliar with the author and his previous work, I just liked the cover of this one and had heard good things about it. It... READ MORE
Lesley at Commercial Street Dundee


Marco Carrera is 'the hummingbird,' a man with the almost supernatural ability to stay still as the world around him continues to change. As he navigates the challenges of life - confronting the death of his sister and the absence of his brother; taking care of his parents as they approach the end of their lives; raising his granddaughter when her mother, Marco's own child, can no longer be there for her; coming to terms with his love for the enigmatic Luisa - Marco Carrera comes to represent the quiet heroism that pervades so much of our everyday existence. A thrilling novel about the need to look to the future with hope and live with intensity to the very end.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781474617468
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 520g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 34 mm

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The Hummingbird
A curious read
There is no doubting the crafting of this novel. Veronesi has managed to encapsulate the life of his key protagonist within this reasonably brief novel. Th... READ MORE
Stephen - the bookworm
The Hummingbird
Thank you to the publishers for this review copy. I confess I had never heard of this author before, so now I will have to research their previous books. I... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Hummingbird
It is the story of Marco Carrera and his family, of his loves and failures: it is a story full of grief, too. Marco Carrera until adolescence showed clear ... READ MORE
The Hummingbird
Clever and unique
This is a highly original novel that tells the story of the life of Marco Carrera, the hummingbird, an ophthalmologist with a knack for staying still while... READ MORE
Lisa S
The Hummingbird
This is by far one of the most beautiful books ever written. I love the experimental styles of letters, messages, calls, direct narration, its so clever. ... READ MORE
Emma Hardy
The Hummingbird
This is an absolutely beautiful read. I will be totally honest - in the beginning, I wasn't too sure if this was going to be a book to hold my attention bu... READ MORE
The Hummingbird
Surprisingly poignant
This is a beautifully written book about grace and survival in the midst of tremendous hardship and pain. I loved the protagonist, Marco, for his simple na... READ MORE