Please join us in reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows for our monthly read!
We will be reviewing the book along with our discussion questions for April 30th, 2018.
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.
Praises for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society:
Chicago Sun Times says, “A book-lover’s delight, an implicit and sometimes explicit paean to all things literary.”
People says,” 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.”
The Guardian, (UK) says, “[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 Times, London says, “Cooked perfectly à point: subtle and elegant in flavour, yet emotionally satisfying to the finish.”
I am looking forward to reading charming and funny book!
Check out the movie trailer of the adaption of the book to movie! In theaters in April 2018 (UK).