The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (MTI)

ISBN9781984801814
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedJuly 10, 2018
Pages304
AuthorMary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.6 in.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (MTI)

Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

PAPERBACK

July 10, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM • A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb. . . .

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

Buy The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (MTI) by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (MTI)

Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

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ISBN9781984801814
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedJuly 10, 2018
Pages304
AuthorMary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.6 in.

Synopsis

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM • A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb. . . .

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

Buy The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (MTI) by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“[A] marvelous debut . . . This is a warm, funny, tender, and thoroughly entertaining celebration of the power of the written word.”

– Library Journal

“[The] characters step from the past radiant with eccentricity and kindly humour. [The] writing, with its delicately offbeat, self-deprecating stylishness, is exquisitely turned.”

– The Guardian (U.K.)

“A jewel . . . Poignant and keenly observed, Guernsey is a small masterpiece about love, war, and the immeasurable sustenance to be found in good books and good friends.”

– People