Join the Wednesday Night Book Group as they discuss Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson.
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.
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Upcoming Wednesday Night Book Group Selections:
April 14 – The Dalai Lama’s Cat by David Michie
May 12 – My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
June 9 – Circe by Madeline Miller
July 14 – City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
August 11 – The Vanishing Half by Brittany Bennett
September 8 – The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
October 13 – One Plus One by JoJo Moyes
November 10 – Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
December 8 – Group members choose books for 2022