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Fiction Literary

Coventry

A Novel

by (author) Helen Humphreys

Publisher
HarperCollins Canada
Initial publish date
Jun 2010
Category
Literary
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443400121
    Publish Date
    Jun 2010
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780002007269
    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
    List Price
    $24.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554684779
    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
    List Price
    $17.99

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Description

A stunning novel of love, loss and redemption, Coventry was published to rave reviews and became an instant bestseller in 2008. The Gazette (Montreal) called it “a small gem. . . . A beautifully sculpted, meticulously researched work.” The novel opens on the fateful evening of November 14, 1940, when from her post as a firewatcher on the roof of Coventry Cathedral, Harriet watches the waves of German bombers approach. As the city is consumed by firestorms, Harriet flees alongside a young firewatcher named Jeremy, in search of safety and Jeremy’s mother, Maeve. But Maeve has escaped to the countryside, and when she and Harriet finally unite, it is Jeremy they hope to find alive. Coventry captures the unspeakable pain of loss and the ways in which we remember those we love.

About the author

HELEN HUMPHREYS’ last novel, The Reinvention Of Love, was a national bestseller. Coventry was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year and a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. Humphreys won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize for Afterimage and the Toronto Book Award for Leaving Earth. Her much-loved novel The Lost Garden was a Canada Reads selection. The recipient of the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence, Humphreys lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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Awards

  • Unknown, OLA Evergreen Award

Other titles by Helen Humphreys