Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel

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Publisher: "Random House Audio"
SKU: DADAX0307712842
ISBN : 9780307712844
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2010: In her witty and wise debut novel, newcomer Helen Simonson introduces the unforgettable character of the widower Major Ernest Pettigrew.  The Major epitomizes the Englishman with the stiff upper lip, who clings to traditional values and has tried (in vain) to pass these along to his yuppie son, Roger. The story centers around Pettigrew s fight to keep his greedy relatives (including his son) from selling a valuable family heirloom--a pair of hunting rifles that symbolizes much of what he stands for, or at least what he thinks he does. The embattled hero discovers an unexpected ally and source of consolation in his neighbor, the Pakistani shopkeeper Jasmina Ali. On the surface, Pettigrew and Ali s backgrounds and life experiences couldn t be more different, but they discover that they have the most important things in common. This wry, yet optimistic comedy of manners with a romantic twist will appeal to grown-up readers of both sexes. Kudos to Helen Simonson, who distinguishes herself with Major Pettigrew s Last Stand as a writer with the narrative range, stylistic chops, and poise of a veteran. --Lauren Nemroff

Product dimensions : 5.91x5.08x1.15 inches
Product weight : 0.65 pounds
DADAX0307712842

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