“Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand”June 18, 2010 at 9:31 am | Posted in Fiction | 4 Comments
Loved it! Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand is a charming love story that revolves around a really ugly topic. It’s such a pleasure to read that it could get away with being a lesser book, but I think it will survive as a modern classic. This is one that you can give to your mom and assign to your book group.
We must distinguish Helen Simonson’s great new work from Marc Fitten’s Valeria’s Last Stand. These books, so different in setting and tone, oddly have a great deal in common besides the title.