On Sale: September 8, 2015
Featuring: Deborah Birch; Michael; Barclay Reed
Hardcover / e-Book
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Military | Contemporary
From the author of the acclaimed The Curiosity comes a
compelling and moving story of compassion, courage, and
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
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