The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel

May 5, 2009|
The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel by Mary Ann Shaffer
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Celebrating literature, love, and the power of the human spirit, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is the story of an English author living in the shadow of World War II—and embarking on a writing project that will dramatically change her life. Unfolding in a series of letters, this enchanting novel introduces readers to the indomitable Juliet Ashton. Through Juliet’s correspondence with her publisher, best friend, and an absorbing cast of characters, readers discover that despite the personal losses she suffered in the Blitz, and author tours sometimes marked by mishaps, nothing can quell her enthusiasm for the written word. One day, she begins a different sort of correspondence, responding to a man who found her name on the flyleaf of a cherished secondhand book. He tells her that his name is Dawsey Adams, a native resident of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands recently liberated from Nazi occupation. Soon Juliet is drawn into Dawsey’s remarkable circle of friends, courageous men and women who formed the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society as a cover to protect them from the Germans. With their appetite for good books, and their determination to honor the island’s haunting recent history, this is a community that opens Juliet’s heart and mind in ways she could never have imagined.

The questions and discussion topics that follow are intended to enhance your reading of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’s Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. We hope they will enrich your experience of this captivating novel.

Heather's Review

The Guernsay Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. What kind of a book title is this? And how can I quite describe this book whose main character is a writer, where the story is told by way of a series of juicy and intimate letters to and from the main character and her friends, and that is part history lesson and part an unlikely se...

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Mary Ann Shaffer who passed away in February 2008, worked as an editor, librarian, and in bookshops. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was her first novel.
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Title:The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.21 X 0.66 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.21 X 0.66 in
Published:May 5, 2009
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385341004

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