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Coventry by Helen Humphreys Reviews

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Ranked #952 out of 1043 in Books

On the night of the Luftwaffe's devastating bombing of Coventry, two women traverse the city and transform their hearts.

Helen Humphreys draws on history to delve into the lives torn asunder by the German attack of November 14, 1940. Harriet, a widow from World War I, is atop Coventry Cathedral, part of the nightly watch, when first the factories and then the church itself are set on fire. In the ensuing chaos she bonds with a young man, very much like the husband she lost, who relies on her to find the way back to his home where he left his mother. On their journey through a hell of burning shops and collapsed homes, Harriet awakens to emotions she had long put aside. At home, the youth's mother awaits his arrival and rethinks the life that has brought her to this city and her life raising her son alone. Ultimately, together these two women must face a world as immeasurably changed as their own selves.

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    Recommended? You Betcha!
    October 21, 2008

    This is a wonderful book. At under 200 pages, it is almost a novella, but it is utterly engaging. It speaks to the horror of war, but also the strength of friendship between women. I did not want it to end, but had to keep reading.

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