The Lost Garden
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About the Author
HELEN HUMPHREYS is an acclaimed and award-winning author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her work includes the novel Machine Without Horses, The Evening Chorus, Coventry and Afterimage and her non-fiction includes The Ghost Orchard and The Frozen Thames, as well as the memoir Nocturne. She has won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Toronto Book Award, and she has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the Trillium Book Prize, the Lambda Literary Award and CBC Radio's Canada Reads. The recipient of the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence, Helen Humphreys lives in Kingston, Ontario.
A story of longing, life and death--the stuff all great gardens are made of.--Catherine Newton
What brings Gwen to life and makes this novel work is Humphreys's meticulous, lucid prose.--Margot Livesey
Luminous...a stunningly beautiful little gem that lingers in the memory like the heady scent of a damask rose.--Karen Campbell
A beautiful evocation of love and loss...Subtle and deeply affecting...Rich and satisfying.
This is a book to read again and again.--Nancy Goodwin, author of Year in Our Gardens