Green Brook Country Club Book Review Presents “The Summer Before the War” by Helen Simonson, Thurs., June 2, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for a luncheon Greet And Meet Author event. Currently on the New York Times Bestseller list. Non-members are welcome!
Presented by New York Best Selling Author: Helen Simonson, will lead question and answer period. Book Store at Event for Purchases & Personalized Book Signing. Invitation to Private Author Book Chat with purchased book 2:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Complimentary “Happy 1/2 Hour” wine, cake, coffee/tea served.
The best selling author of “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” returns with “The Summer Before the War,” a breathtaking novel of love on the eve of World War I that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is set.
The book touches on topics such feminism at the beginning of the 20th century and just how difficult it is used to be for a woman to get a job, get around, make ends meet,and remain willfully unmarried without her being scolded for it. Beatrice Nash has been living in the shadow of her father for the entirety of her life. When he dies, she is left with little to nothing on account of a trust fund that doesn’t allow her to withdraw and money unless a group of solicitors agree with her expenses. Considering that her father used to be a scholar, Beatrice hardly understand how he could have allowed for such a crazy plan to be created.
Helen Simonson, was born in England and is a graduate of the London School of Economics with an MFA from Stony Brook Southampton.There is a Book Store at this event for the purchasing of Helen Simonson’s Books and Personalized Book Signing.
For reservations, call Green Brook Country Club at 973-228-1800 ext. #234 or for a copy of registration form contact Marlene Leen Cohen, founder/chair of Green Brook Country Club’s Book Club firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-members: $54. Send check to: Green Brook Country Club, 100 West Greenbrook Road, North Caldwell, NJ, 07006. Attention: Cindy-Receptionist.
Early reservations as well as car pooling are strongly suggested and no refunds will be issued after reservations are made.