--> READ 4 THe FuN oF iT @<br> aaRoN CuTLeR MeMoRiaL LiBRaRy: All Booked Up Reads <i>Major Pettigrew's Last Stand</i> for November

Thursday, October 11, 2012

 

All Booked Up Reads Major Pettigrew's Last Stand for November


Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is the November selection of All Booked Up, the library's adult book discussion group.  Helen Simonson's novel will be discussed on Wednesday, November 7th at 6:30 p.m.

From the Publisher
In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson’s wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, the Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and regarding her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition?

Coming Up Next:  The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

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