The Spirit of the Heart
The Spirit of the Heart: Stories of Family, Hope, Loss, and Healing
The Spirit of the Heart
Ismael Nuno
As one of America's former leading cardiac surgeons, Dr. Nuño healed patients' hearts. Fixing "broken" hearts gave him a unique and intimate view into the power of the heart. Even coming face to face with death and losing patients, there is a beauty that can exist even in loss. The Spirit of the Heart is a collection of heart-warming stories that resonate at the core of our humanness. He graciously offers the insights he has gained from occupying a front-row seat at some of life's most real and raw moments. These tender stories teach us about what it means to be human, to be connected to others, to love, to live, to forgive.

Book Details


  • Nonfiction

Age Level: 

  • Adult
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The Spirit of the Heart is a collection of stories from Ismael Nuno's life.  He details highlights of his medical career, and explains how he struggled to balance his family life with his career.  The stories are uplifting and hopeful, and peppered with sorrowful moments.  He tells about how he achieves his life's goal of becoming a successful heart surgeon, and he explains the highs and lows of journey to that point.  

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