I recently read “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson . It took me awhile to get through it. The story is not riveting, but quiet and simple. I will recommend the book, but with the warning the ending left me deflated. The story took a turn that diminished my sympathy toward the characters.
Some of my favorite lines from the book:
“The world seemed to have shrunk to fit quite perfectly inside the room.”
“‘There is no poetry in your soul, Roger,’ said the Major.”
“I always thought it important to decide where one would be buried, and then one could sort of work life out backward from there.”