ABOUT THE BOOK CLUB
If you like everything bagels, you'll probably like The Everything Book Club. We read the best of fiction and non-fiction, literary novels, mysteries, historical fiction, memoirs and more.
We generally meet on the third week of the month at two convenient times and venues: Evening Zoom on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Daytime in Person at 1 p.m. in the Tower Room on the 2nd floor in the cold weather. Registration is required.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A humorous yet heartfelt valentine of a book about the unlikely romance between a retired British Army major and the village shopkeeper's South Asian widow that scandalizes a small English town. An instant international bestseller.
Click on the links to order the book in print, eBook on Libby/OverDrive; or eAudiobook on Libby/OverDrive or hoopla. You can also ask for a copy at the circulation desk in the Main Branch.
"When retired Major Pettigrew strikes up an unlikely friendship with Mrs. Ali, the Pakistani village shopkeeper, he is drawn out of his regimented world and forced to confront the realities of life in the twenty-first century. Brought together by a shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship on the cusp of blossoming into something more. But although the Major was actually born in Lahore, and Mrs. Ali was born in Cambridge, village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and her as a permanent foreigner. The Major has always taken special pride in the village, but will he be forced to choose between the place he calls home and a future with Mrs. Ali?"—Penguin Random House
“Funny, barbed, delightfully winsome storytelling . . . As with the polished work of Alexander McCall Smith, there is never a dull moment. . . . It’s all about intelligence, heart, dignity and backbone. 'Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand' has them all.”—The New York Times
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Helen Simonson was born in England and spent her teenage years in a small village in East Sussex. A graduate of the London School of Economics and former travel advertising executive, she has lived in America for the last two decades. She is a resident of Brooklyn and the author of two international bestsellers, "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" and "The Summer Before the War."