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The Summer Before the War: A Novel, by Helen Simonson – A Review

From the desk of Debra E. Marvin:

Discovering just-released fiction on my library’s New Audiobooks shelf makes me feel as if someone has let me slip in at the front of a long line. 983 more words


The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson ( Allen & Unwin, March 2016)

Readers will find this second novel by Simonson very different to her first. 313 more words

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Book Review: The Summer Before the War, by Helen Simonson

When I saw this WWI-era book on the “new books” shelf at my library and realized that it was by the same author as Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand… 199 more words

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Wrap-up April - 2016

Today was my first day working my new job and man! does it feel good to be doing something useful again. Even though it was mostly my colleagues explaining things and not really working, it still feels like I accomplished something today. 641 more words

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Reading roundup – April 29th 2016

Hello and welcome to another reading roundup.  I’ve clearly been on a bit of a social history kick lately – all of the books I’ve read and/or listened to in the last couple of weeks have had social change as a strong theme.   850 more words

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An Interview with Helen Simonson, Author of The Summer Before the War

Helen Simonson’s first novel, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, was a New York Times and international bestseller. Her second novel, The Summer Before the War, is hot off the press and destined for comparable accolades. 673 more words

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