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"Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness."
— Helen Keller
Good Reads: Fiction
- Major Pettigrew Read-Alikes
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (Helen Simonson) is a charming story with likeable characters who form unlikely bonds. Major Pettigrew is a widower living in the small English village of Edgecombe St. Mary. Mrs. Ali is a Pakistani shop owner in the village. They become smitten and this is the story of how they overcome difficulties in their respective families, stand up for what is right, and develop a relationship. Simonson includes such themes as race, class, and family, but the main story is one of love. Ultimately it is a heartwarming story with a satisfying ending. These titles are similar to Major Pettigrew's Last Stand in that they are charming, endearing stories.
- 2012 Noteworthy Fiction
- 2011 Fiction All Stars
Titles Which Received Three or More Starred Reviews From Major Review Sources
- Horror Fiction
Including vampire fiction...
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