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Best-Selling Author Talks Up New Book, 'Summer Before The War,' In Westport

Helen Simonson, author of the New York Times bestseller "Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand," will discuss her new book, "The Summer Before the War," with Publisher’s Weekly contributing editor Sybil Steinberg on Tuesday, April 12, in the Westport Library.
Helen Simonson, author of the New York Times bestseller "Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand," will discuss her new book, "The Summer Before the War," with Publisher’s Weekly contributing editor Sybil Steinberg on Tuesday, April 12, in the Westport Library. Photo Credit: Nina Subin

WESTPORT, Conn. -- New York Times bestselling author Helen Simonson will discuss her new book, "The Summer Before the War," with Publisher’s Weekly contributing editor Sybil Steinberg on Tuesday, April 12, at noon in the Westport Library’s McManus Room.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the program, co-sponsored with Bigelow Tea, which will serve tea at the event.

The program is free and open to the public.

The book begins in the summer of 1914 in Sussex, England, when life in a sleepy seaside town is about to change with the advent of war. Set similarly to "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand," the quintessential English town becomes the stage on which entrenched tradition, class, ignorance, family ties and love collide.

Simonson was born in England and spent her teenage years in a small village near Rye, East Sussex. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she has spent the last three decades in the United States and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Her debut novel, "Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand," was translated and published in 21 countries.

For further information, call 203-291-4800, or click here.

The Westport Library is at 20 Jesup Road.

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