Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
By Helen Simonson
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410427526, 587pp.)
Publication Date: July 2010
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
- In the outset of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, the Major is described as feeling the weight of his age, but on page 320, the morning after his romantic evening with Mrs. Ali at Colonel Preston’s Lodge, Simonson writes that “a pleasant glow, deep in his gut, was all that remained of a night that seemed to have burned away the years from his back.” Love is not only for the young and, as it did the Major, it has the capacity to revitalize. Discuss the agelessness of love, and how it can transform us at any point in our lives.