Author: Helen Humphreys
About Coventry: A widow helps a young man search for his mother after their town is bombed during WWII.
Reviews of Coventry
- Sparrow52, Still Waters, 16 September 2008
- “This book was not my favourite of hers, though it was powerful in sections and full of the imagery that I so admire in her books.”
- Dana Hansen, Quill & Quire, September 2008
- “Humphreys' poetic language and imagery, though at times seemingly at odds with the narrative, frequently bring to vivid life the brutality and violence of that night in 1940.”
- Dar, Peeking Between the Pages, 7 November 2008
- “I absolutely recommend this novel.”
- Adam Haslett, NY Times, 12 March 2009
- “Had Humphreys allowed her characters to be knocked off their paths more frequently [...] her quick shifts between the present and the recollected past might have achieved a more revealing counterpoint.”
- Anna, Diary of an Eccentric, 3 April 2009
- “While I wish I could have had more time with the characters, the little time I had with them was precious, and I didn't feel as though she needed to say more.”
- Corey Redekop, Shelf Monkey, 17 April 2009
- “Coventry is an often stunning novel, a crystal-clear evocation of things lost and found again under extraordinary circumstances.”
- Nicholas Hogg, Bookslut, April 2009
- “...a deft study of love, loss and remembrance...”
- Jennifer, The Literate Housewife Review, 7 May 2009
- “I thoroughly enjoyed reading Coventry.”
- Meghan, Medieval Bookworm, 18 August 2010
- “compelling, breathtaking, and heartbreaking”
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Added 04 August 2009.
Updated 30 March 2013.