Friday, August 12, 2011
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
It was unanimous--we all enjoyed the book.
It is a well-written debut novel based in Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside. Retired Major Pettigrew strikes up an unlikely friendship with Mrs. Ali, the Pakistani village shopkeeper. Brought together by a shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali fall in love. They encounter a number of subtle and not-so-subtle racist attitudes among their friends and relatives.
I agree with one of the reviews that described the Major as "the perfect romantic hero for thinking women of a certain age."
Posted by Joanne Guidoccio at 9:10 AM