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The Summer Before the War

This was the second book I picked up on my vacation.  I was deliberating between a book set in India (that I decided to check out of the library) and a history of New Zealand (also library) when I saw Helen Simonson’s name.   709 more words


Friday Book Whimsy: The Summer Before the War

Touted as a replacement for Downton Abbey, The Summer Before the War, by Helen Simonson, the story didn’t fill that niche at all for this reader. 308 more words


Book Club Discussion: The Summer Before the War

Welcome to the Book Club discussion for The Summer Before the War: A Novel by Helen Simonson. Below is a list of discussion questions to get the conversation started. 199 more words

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July Book Reveal: The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. 200 more words

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Week 10 - 2017

And this is how we get behind…. I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks, because I’m extremely busy. May is going to be insane. Let’s just do this. 344 more words

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March 2017 Book Selection

For March, we’ve chosen “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson.

-Anna and Marley

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