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The summer before the war : a novel / Helen Simonson.

Simonson, Helen, author. (Author).
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  • 48 of 64 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 64 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS-Decatur FIC SIMONSO SUM (Text) 34207001995092 Adult Fiction Available -
Akron Carnegie Public Library - Akron fic (Text) 75253000052241 Adult NEW Fiction Available -
Atlanta Branch FIC.a Simonson, Helen (Text) 78294000256882 Adult Fiction Available -
Benton County Public Library - Fowler F SIM (Text) 34044000878007 ADULT FICTION Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Eastern Branch FIC SIM (Text) 36804000257397 FICTION Available -
Boswell Grant Township Public Library - Boswell FIC SIM (Text) 38144000347973 Fiction Available -
Brookville Public Library FIC SIM (Text) 38217000550422 Fiction Available -
Butler Public Library - Butler FIC SIMONS (Text) 73174005027642 Adult: Fiction Available -
Cambridge City Public Library - Cambridge City F Sim (Text) 76893000260317 Adult Fiction Checked out 11/05/2016
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola FIC SIMONSON (Text) 33118000171875 Adult: New Book Checked out 10/28/2016
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812993103
  • ISBN: 0812993101
  • Physical Description: 479 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her husband in the small, idyllic coastal town of Rye. Agatha's husband works in the Foreign Office, and she is certain he will ensure that the recent sabre rattling over the Balkans won't come to anything. And Agatha has more immediate concerns; she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master. When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books, it is clear she is significantly more freethinking — and attractive — than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be. For her part, mourning the death of her beloved father, who has left her penniless, Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing. But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For despite Agatha's reassurances, the unimaginable is coming. Soon the limits of progress, and the old ways, will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war.
Subject: Authors > Fiction.
Women teachers > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 > England > Fiction.
Country life > England > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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