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Book report: The Hummingbird, by Italian author Sandro Veronesi, is a lifelong review of the bouncy, frustrating, sad, funny, uplifting life of an ophthalmologist in Florence. (Surely the only fiction book in the world where an ophthalmologist is the main character.) He is a man who is slow to understand others and his own life. The book's events are underpinned by insight and meaningful philosophy, while being amusing, and sad. The main character takes a long time to figure himself out, and in that way maybe he is like everyone else so maybe reading this book will help everyone else figure themselves out. My review fails to fully sketch the excellence of this book; I highly recommend it. (Published by HarperVia)