Brown University

The Summer Before the War

by Helen Simonson
Random House, February 2017   ISBN: 978-081298320-3
Price: $17.00

"Helen Simonson gives us a front row seat as we observe and just before the whole world is turned upside. Simonson introduces us to Beatrice Nash a bright young 'spinster' who is determined to make her own way in the small village of Rye.  The reader is drawn into the lives of the villagers as Beatrice gradually finds her place in this 'ordinary' community as they all struggle to make sense of the very extarordinary times."--Reviewed by Frances

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