Looking out the window at the April (snow) showers, one is reminded how pleasant it can be to have a good read to turn to at the end of the day. “The Summer before the War” (print and CD) by Helen Simonson is her follow-up to the popular “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand.” The heroine, Beatrice Nash, is bound a job teaching Latin at a village grammar school–a breach in tradition that sets tongues to wagging. This “bright confection of a book” (Kirkus) might provide “a cure your Downton withdrawal (Washington Post).” “A Few of the Girls” by Maeve Binchy is a collection of short stories not previously published in the U.S. They chart the “dynamics of romance and the politics of family”. Binchy’s “unique voice is reminiscent of a letter from an old friend (Library Journal)”
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Quotable“The precise role of the artist is to illuminate that darkness, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of our purpose, which is to make the world a more human dwelling place.” James Baldwin