New Meetup: August Book Club Meeting

From: CJ Assell
Sent on: Monday, June 28, 2010 9:54 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for St. Paul "I Can't Believe There's Another Book Club" Club!

What: August Book Club Meeting

When: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 7:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Our Book choice for this meeting as determined by our poll is Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson.

Book Summary

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?

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/St-Paul-I-Cant-Believe-Theres-Another-Book-Club-Club/calendar/13944056/

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