Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand- Helen Simonson

I adored Major Pettigrew's Last Stand via audible books. Major Pettigrew knows Mrs. Ali, the Pakistani village storekeeper, because he shops for a special tea at her store. Recently widowed herself, Mrs. Ali has one foot in a very traditional culture. She has no children. She is expected to transfer the store to her extremely … Continue reading Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand- Helen Simonson

The Girls from Alexandria -Carol Cooper

Nadia and Simone live with their parents in Alexandria Egypt, spending their days at the beach and avoiding too much interaction with their obnoxious cousin Victor. Cooper weaves a dreamlike picture of their family and the extended community of "outsiders" who emigrated from Syria over 100 years ago. Their family is Greek Orthodox in a … Continue reading The Girls from Alexandria -Carol Cooper