Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Helen Simonson

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Author: Helen Simonson
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Book Title
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Author
Helen Simonson
ISBN
9780812981223
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? Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Helen SimonsonPublisher: Random House TradePublished: 11/30/2010ISBN: 9780812981223Pages: 368Weight: 0.65lbsSize: 8.00h x 5.24w x 0.85dReview Citations: People 03/21/2011 pg. 57New York Times Book Review 12/19/2010 pg. 20Christian Century 09/18/2013 pg. 41
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?

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Helen Simonson
Publisher: Random House Trade
Published: 11/30/2010
ISBN: 9780812981223
Pages: 368
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.24w x 0.85d

Review Citations: People 03/21/2011 pg. 57
New York Times Book Review 12/19/2010 pg. 20
Christian Century 09/18/2013 pg. 41
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?

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Helen Simonson
Publisher: Random House Trade
Published: 11/30/2010
ISBN: 9780812981223
Pages: 368
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.24w x 0.85d

Review Citations: People 03/21/2011 pg. 57
New York Times Book Review 12/19/2010 pg. 20
Christian Century 09/18/2013 pg. 41