Books written by Helen Humphreys


Machine Without Horses

HarperCollins Publishers | September 4, 2018 | 288 pages
What is an ordinary life worth? A seasoned writer stumbles across an obituary and imagination is sparked. The brief words of memoriam describe a woman who was both extraordinary—eccentric, revered in her field, a renowned expert—but also utterly ordinary. How does a writer, intrigued by all... More Info

The Ghost Orchard

HarperCollins Publishers | September 5, 2017 | 256 pages
For readers of H is for Hawk and The Frozen Thames, The Ghost Orchard is award-winning author Helen Humphreys’ fascinating journey into the secret history of an iconic food. Delving deep into the storied past of the apple in North America, Humphreys explores the intricate link between... More Info

The Evening Chorus

Harper Perennial | February 2, 2016 | 304 pages
The brilliant new novel about love, war and the ways of escape Shot down on his first RAF mission, James Hunter, an English officer, spends the Second World War in a German POW camp. While other prisoners plan daring escapes, James begins studying a pair of redstarts near the camp. His interest in... More Info

The Evening Chorus

February 3, 2015 | 304 pages
THE BRILLIANT NEW NOVEL ABOUT LOVE, WAR, AND THE WAYS OF ESCAPE Resigned to living out the Second World War in a German POW camp, James Hunter, an English officer, begins studying a pair of redstarts near the camp. His interest in the birds captures the attention of the Kommandant and gives James... More Info


Phyllis Bruce Books | March 19, 2013 | 224 pages
Helen Humphreys? younger brother was gone before she could come to terms with the fact that he had terminal cancer. Diagnosed with stage 4B pancreatic cancer at the age of forty-five, he died four months later, leaving behind a grieving family. Martin was an extraordinary pianist who debuted at the... More Info

Reinvention of Love

HarperPerennial | August 27, 2012 | 336 pages
When Charles Sainte-Beuve, an ambitious French journalist, meets Victor Hugo, a young writer on the verge of fame, he finds himself in a world of great passions, a world where words can become swords. But, to his surprise, he is more attracted to Victor?s long-suffering wife, AdÈle. When the two... More Info

Reinvention of Love

August 29, 2011 | 320 pages
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