The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by Mary Ann Shaffer | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0385341008 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ILuvToRead2 of Chicago, Illinois USA on 11/3/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by ILuvToRead2 from Chicago, Illinois USA on Sunday, November 03, 2019
amazon review:

“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.

Journal Entry 2 by ILuvToRead2 at -- Mailed, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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I read another copy of this book a long time ago and loved it!

This book is in the mail on its way to nojokeva. I saw it on your wishlist and sent it as a bonus surprise! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by nojokeva at Virginia Beach, Virginia USA on Friday, November 15, 2019
from my wishlist. Thank you so much.

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