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.