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Book Club

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

We will be happy to supply you with a copy of our latest read. This copy will be checked out to you. Stop by the library anytime between now and the next book discussion date to pick up the book. Then on the book club date, meet with other members in the book club to discuss that month’s read.

This month’s pick is Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Summary of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand  taken from Goodreads.com

You are about to travel to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of your own family. Among them is Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson’s wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, Major Pettigrew is one of the most indelible characters in contemporary fiction, and from the very first page of this remarkable novel he will steal your heart.

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 respective 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 her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition?

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February 10
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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