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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (21 Jan. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393324915
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393324914
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.5 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,338,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A finely wrought novel.... What brings Gwen to life and makes this novel work is Humphreys's meticulous, lucid prose.

A story of longing, life and death-the stuff all great gardens are made of. -- Catherine Newton

A beautiful novel with substance. -- Jessica Teisch

A beautiful novel with substance.--Jessica Teisch

Those who, as children, loved "The Secret Garden" will hear its echo in "The Lost Garden"....[D]elicate, moving. --Rosellen Brown

A beautiful novel with substance. --Jessica Teisch"

Humphreys has a poet's eye, and the story is full of startling images that linger in the mind. --Lisa Michaels"

This is a book to read again and again. Nancy Goodwin, author of "A Year in our Gardens" --Nancy Goodwin"

Those who, as children, loved The Secret Garden will hear its echo in The Lost Garden....[D]elicate, moving. --Rosellen Brown"

Humphreys's affecting third novel never fails to couple the realistic with the ideal, the historical with the timeless. --Matthew Batt"

A finely wrought novel....What brings Gwen to life and makes this novel work is Humphreys's meticulous, lucid prose. --Margot Livesey"

This novel...remains with the reader long after the last page is turned, and it feels like an evening walk through a pungent, private garden.--Beth Kephart

Luminous....a stunningly beautiful little gem that lingers in the memory like the heady scent of a damask rose.--Karen Campbell

Multi-layered in its themes with an undercurrent of wartime passion and danger...unforgettable.--Judy Gaither and Emily Gaither

A graceful, poetic novel of love and loss in England during World War II.--Lee Milazzo

A story of longing, life and death the stuff all great gardens are made of.--Catherine Newton"

A beautiful evocation of love and loss....Subtle and deeply affecting....Rich and satisfying.

A story of longing, life and death--the stuff all great gardens are made of.--Catherine Newton

About the Author

Helen Humphreys, a poet and novelist, is the author of The Lost Garden, Afterimage, Leaving Earth, and Coventry. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.


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