The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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A bestseller upon its original release in 2008, this paperback edition of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has been reprinted with an afterword from the two authors as well as questions for reading groups, in celebration of the novel’s 2018 film adaptation. This tale, told entirely as a series of letters sent between the central characters, follows Juliet Ashton as she travels to the island of Guernsey at the end of World War Two to track down the eponymous literary society. Along with a fledgling romance between herself and one of her Guernsey correspondents, Juliet discovers an intriguing mystery among the small island’s most notorious book lovers.

The epistolary genre is unusual, but the humor and personalities of the many characters in this book are never dampened by the letter format, and readers will quickly fall in love with Guernsey’s many memorable residents. History aficionados will find the saga of the German occupation of Guernsey a fascinating element of the story but just the right amount of detail is added to the plot rather than bogging it down in historical minutia. Entirely engaging, this book is a relaxing and delightful read.

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Author Mary Ann Shaffer • Annie Barrows
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Dial Press Trade Paperback
Publish Date 2018-Jul-10
ISBN 9781984801814
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Issue February 2019
Category Historical Fiction


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