Palisades Book Club

Palisades Library

Palisades Book Club

A Second Chance at Love

Book CoverThe Palisades Book Club will meet to discuss Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson, Tuesday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the small meeting room.

In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside, Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) and Mrs. Jasminia Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper, start up an unexpected friendship. Drawn together at first by the loss of their spouses and a passion for literature, Pettigrew and Ali find their feelings are changing from friendship into something deeper. At their ages, Pettigrew, 68, and Ali, 58, are not Romeo and Juliet; however, this does not stop their families and their village friends from objecting to their becoming a couple.

Join us to see if this late love story succeeds.