Thursday, November 17, 2016

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

My rating: 4.4

Major Pettigrew is a proper English Gentleman. His brother's unexpected death creates the opportunity for an  unlikely friendship with Mrs. Ali, the Pakistani village shopkeeper. Sharing their mutual loss of their spouses, love for books, gardening, tea and all things proper, this sweet story gently unfolds.

Yes, this was slow in unfolding and there were several scenes/chapters that I thought would never end.  Sill, I loved how this captured so much in a soft way - grief, prejudice, healing, small town mindsets, the beautiful English countryside and so much more.  In many ways, this reminded me of A Man Called Ove.

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