State-wide book discussion workshop offered!
Join us at NJSFWC Headqurters on Wednesday, September 5, 2012
If you have always wanted to start a book discussion group in your club or community, but did not know how to start one come and find out what it is all about. If you already belong to a book discussion group come out and share your expertise and hear some new opinions. Tired of reading the same authors? Come hear what other people are reading.
Add this book to your summer reading list: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson and join us on September 5th.
Synopsis: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?
We will also be explaining membership in ESO. (Epsilon Sigma Omicron)
Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and desserts will be provided.
RSVP to Carol Sas at (732)249-5474 by September 1st. Please include your telephone number when you respond.