December 21, 2009

Monday Book Give Away, #18

This is an ARC of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, the cover is different, but the text should be the same. This is a debut novel, and I really enjoyed reading it. The hardcover will be published in March.

From Random House, the publisher:

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?

I will keep the comments open until Sunday afternoon and then announce the winner on Monday morning when I offer a new book. The winner will chosen by the Random-Number-Generator.

The winner of "A Quiet Belief in Angels", is Carrie.

The winner of "Cowboy & Wills" is Jan of Life According to Jan and Jer, still hasn't sent her mailing address. Jan, I can't email you, because you are a ( and you don't have an email address on your blog or profile. If you're still interested in "Cowboy & Wills", just hit the contact me button on the right; if not I'll do another drawing.


  1. Hi I'd like to enter but could you please mention if you are taking international entries.

  2. Thanks for sharing insights on this book. Sounds interesting. Please count me in your giveaway.


  3. Thanks - Sounds like a great read.

  4. Hi Jan...just sent you another message with my address...don't know what happened to my last message sent last week. I do have a contact button on my left side bar if you need to get a hold of me. Hope it works out this time...sure would love to get the book...Thanks Jan and Merry Christmas to you n Bob!


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