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Helen Humphreys, The Evening Chorus

Evening ChorusAt a very enjoyable literary event on February 26, Jill Downie interviewed writer, Helen Humphreys, at A Different Drummer Books in Burlington, Ontario. The two chatted about Humphreys’ new novel, her writing process, and her deep appreciation for the natural world. The interview will be published on The Humber Literary Review‘s website this spring. In the meantime, I share with you my review of Humphreys’ latest, beautiful novel, The Evening Chorus:

“There is nothing natural about a human being,” admits Rose Hunter, one of three central characters in Helen Humphreys’ latest novel. Set in the wartime England of The Lost Garden (2002) and Coventry (2008), and replete with floral and faunal references, The Evening Chorus is a quietly commanding narrative of nature’s constancy in a time of unspeakable human ruin.

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