Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
Welcome and thank you for visiting my web site. While it was often a struggle to write this first novel, it was never hard to spend time in the company of Major Pettigrew. From the first time he opened the door to his home, Rose Lodge, he has always seemed to live and be real - and my biggest challenge has been not to let him down by failing to tell his story. I hope you enjoy meeting him too.
In the noisy world of today it is a delight to find a novel that dares to assert itself quietly with the lovely rhythm of Helen Simonson’s funny, comforting and intelligent debut...
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge
|Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand is now a New York Times Bestseller!|
As the Major and Mrs. Ali discover just how much they have in common, including an educated background and a shared love of books, they must struggle to understand what it means to belong and how far the obligations of family and tradition can be set aside for personal freedom. Meanwhile, the village itself, lost in its petty prejudices and traditions, may not see its own destruction coming.
See Helen Simonson talk about Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand and read an excerpt.