The Hummingbird Lib/E

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6.66 X 1.18 X 5.89 inches | 0.69 pounds
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About the Author

Stephen P. Kiernan has won numerous awards, including the Brechner Center's Freedom of Information Award, the Scripps Howard Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment, and the George Polk Award. He is the author of two previous novels, The Curiosity and The Hummingbird, and two nonfiction books. He lives in Vermont with his two sons.

John H. Mayer, author and Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a character actor whose voice has been heard on numerous commercials, animated programs, audiobooks, and narrations including E! Entertainment's Celebrity Profiles. He was a five-year member of the Groundlings comedy theater company in Los Angeles. He is also the co-author of Radio Rocket Boy, an award-winning short film.


Stephen Kiernan writes with surefooted mastery and patience.

-- "Peter Heller, New York Times bestselling author"

Kiernan's second novel is a remarkably touching, insightful and timely revelation. His straightforward and incredibly resourceful heroine bridges several powerful stories of life and death that explore the cost of courage and the true meaning of heroism. Without downplaying or trivializing the heart-rending subject matter, or pandering to maudlin sentiments, this novel manages to maintain a tone that is illuminating, uplifting, and ultimately redemptive.

-- "RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars) "

This many-faceted, thought-provoking story prompts soul-searching about life, war, and death.

-- "Booklist"

[An] ambitious second novel...[especially] the compelling excerpts of Reed's manuscript about Japanese pilot Ichiro Soga's mission over Oregon and his subsequent peacetime visits. Readers with an interest in World War II would find this content thought provoking.

-- "Library Journal"

Narrators Elyse Mirto and John H. Mayer add liveliness to Kiernan's moving story about healing and redemption...Though the story is told from Deborah's perspective, Mirto's sensitive performance allows each character to grow in the listener's imagination. Her low, almost husky voice reveals a wide range of feeling, from competence to desperation, from passion to fear. At the end of each chapter, Mayer enters to narrate a second, related story. While the connection takes a few chapters to become clear, once it does, Mayer's baritone is a welcome addition.

-- "AudioFile"

The Hummingbird is a novel that shares its unexpected gifts and teaches us that surrender is a part of love and that giving away our weapons is the first step to peace.

-- "Mary Morris, author of The Jazz Palace"