Books & Beats: March 26, 2016
The Summer Before the War (Random House) is Helen Simonson’s latest novel. It’s set in Rye, East Sussex, just before World War I. The death of Beatrice’s father leaves her in straitened circumstances. But she’s determined to make her own way. In her review, Betsy Burton says Simonson “has crafted a most deliciously readable, romantic, satiric—and insightful—book.”
Then, Austen Diamond’s picked out a few weeknight concerts—well worth attending, he says, if you don’t mind staying out late.
Music heard on this Books & Beats:
Intro: “Two Figures by a Fountain” by Dario Marianelli
1: “Easier Day” by Little Green Cars
2: “Ch-Ching” by Chairlift
3: “Ozma” by Shannon and the Clams.