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Library: October Book Club Meeting
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:50pm - 01:50pm
Contact kkindness@holyfamily.edu

The book club meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Philadelphia Campus Library, from 12:50 to 1:50 pm

Book: "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand"
Author: Helen Simonson
Date: 10/11/17
Literature Leader: Cheryl Glove

Synopsis:
"In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson’s wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, 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 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 regarding 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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Library: October Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:50pm - 01:50pm

The book club meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Philadelphia Campus Library, from 12:50 to 1:50 pm

Book: "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand"
Author: Helen Simonson
Date: 10/11/17
Literature Leader: Cheryl Glove

Synopsis:
"In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson’s wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, 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 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 regarding her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition?"

Location : NE Philadelphia Campus Library
Contact : kkindness@holyfamily.edu
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