Major Pettigrew's Last StandMajor Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Major Pettigrew is one of those character whose short-sightedness never gets pointed out by the author, but who you gradually come to see and flawed but honorable, a man who does the right thing but doesn’t always realize when he’s doing the wrong thing. Through his growing friendship with Mrs. Ali, the village shopkeeper, some of his behaviors and attitudes gradually shift. The humor is dry, the setting nicely vivid, and rest of the cast of characters ranging from horrid to ridiculous to unexpectedly kind. Recommended to people who enjoy relatively slow character and setting-driven stories.

Source: my public library system, picked up after a recommendation from Wallace Books

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