Helen Simonson was born in England, lived many years in Brooklyn, N.Y. and currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area. Simonson's literary inspirations include Virginia Woolf and Henry James. Her novels, Major Pettigrews Last Stand and The Summer Before the War, are New York Times Bestsellers. (Bowker Author Biography)
Book Group Join us to discuss Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. In a small English village lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), who leads a quiet life until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village (added from Barnes & Noble)
Cholla Book Club Featuring Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson was born in England and spent her teenage years in a small village in East Sussex. A graduate of the London School of Economics and former travel advertising executive, she has lived in America for the last two decades. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, she now lives with her husband and two sons in the Washington, D.C., area. This is her first novel. (added from Random House)… (more)
Date: Thursday - January 24 2013 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Regina - Glen Elm Program: Glen Elm Adult Book Club Description: Do you have a favourite book and enjoy sharing your love of reading with others? Join us for snacks and discussion every third Thursday of the month. Win the door prize! Copies of the novel will be available at the Branch for you to pick up. Men and women welcome. Registration not required. January 27: The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart. February 21: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. March 21: Help choose what to read next! Program Type: Adults Public Note: This program takes place at Glen Elm Branch, Regina Public Library. (starfishian)… (more)
The Charleston Town Center Mall Book Group will meet and discuss Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Helen Simonson; meetings are held in the VIP/Community Room at Panera Bread in the Charleston Town Center Mall, Charleston WV from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Discussions are led by Kanawha County Public Library librarians. (BookDivasReads)
Event location: VIP/Community Room at Panera Bread
Description: Lit Lovers Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month. This month the group will be reading Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk after November 6.