'The Summer Before the War,' by Helen Simonson. (Random House)

Helen Simonson’s charming debut novel “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” was an instant New York Times bestseller, drawing the highest critical acclaim. Now, after five years of research and writing, Simonson – a resident of Brooklyn Heights – is releasing today her highly anticipated second novel “The Summer Before the War.” In an interview with the Brooklyn Eagle, Read More →