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Book Club: 26th July, 2022

The Hummingbird by Sandro Veronesi

'Everything that makes the novel worthwhile and engaging is here: warmth, wit, intelligence, love, death, high seriousness, low comedy, philosophy, subtle personal relationships and the complex interior life of human beings'


'Masterly: a cabinet of curiosities and delights, packed with small wonders'

Ian McEwan

'Ardent, gripping, and inventive to the core'

Jhumpa Lahiri

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.

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