“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.

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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.

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  1. Despite having an aversion paying for new books, I came so close to buiying Major Pettigrew on a recent trip. The only thing that kept me from doing so was knowing that my luggage was already too heavy and that I could easily buy it once I got home. Until I saw your post I had forgotten I wanted it. Now I can go out and get it.

    • Awesome! Let me know what you think.

  2. I have seen Major Pettigrew everywhere and everyone seems to love it. I should really cave and read it sometime.

  3. wonderful beautiful i will remembr it for the rest of mt life

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