The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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. ?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 th Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all ...

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Title:The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author:Mary Ann Shaffer
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:277 pages pages

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Reviews

  • La Petite Américaine
    Sep 28, 2008
    This book is boring, predictable, and pointless. Maybe the kind of thing that charms the sentimental. It's a series of letters in post WWII England between an author facing writers block and an island community who formed a book club during the German occupation. Eventually we meet the...
  • Cayenne
    Jul 30, 2008
    This was one of the lovliest books I have ever read. I have read many books and seen many movies about World War II, but this one was the best. It was so real. I felt like I knew the characters and I wanted to run over to Guernsey to meet them in person. The stories about their experie...
  • Ruth
    Aug 19, 2008
    I won an ARC of this book either from the NYer or from the publisher. I forget which, as it's been sitting around for a while. This epistolary novel is something I should have loved. I generally like novels in letters, it?s almost like peering into lighted windows at night as you ...
  • Alisa
    Feb 17, 2009
    I'm in favor of: -pig farmers as romantic leads -parrots named Zenobia who eat cuckoo clocks -women who do the asking I'm not in favor of: -strong silent types as romantic leads -adorable children -parrots getting more page time than goats ...
  • Emma  Kaufmann
    Sep 08, 2008
    Once again I find myself reading ten pages of a book which is meant to be 'great' and wondering why it is just rubbish. I was meant to read this for a book club but it was about as palatable as a potato peel pie so I spat it out uneaten. Now, I'm sure there are American authors who ...
  • Linda Sexauer
    Jul 21, 2008
    Several years ago, I worked at an art gallery here in Anchorage. Though I loved the art, I wasn?t much good at selling it. More often than not, I just chatted up the customers, who were from all over the world. One night, four elderly people wandered in. They told me they were fro...
  • Beth F.
    Oct 06, 2008
    Gush, gush, gush, gush, gush, gush, gush!!! GUSH!!!!! So yes, clearly I loved this book. I think the only person I wouldn?t recommend this book to is one of those people who only read meaty tomes that might give regular people a brain embolism while they?re trying to make sense ...
  • Megha
    Mar 08, 2009
    Dear Mary Ann Shaffer, I recently read your book 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'. It brought a few questions to my mind. Juliet writes in one of her letters: "Dear Sidney, What an inspired present you sent kit - red satin tap shoes covered with sequins" ...
  • Tatiana
    Aug 19, 2010
    The words that immediately come to mind when I think of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society are nice, cute and, unfortunately, hokey(ish). I certainly understand its popularity (#4 most popular book of 2007 on Goodreads!). There is a distinct air of wholesomeness, ino...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Aug 09, 2013
    I loved this book - it's on my favorites shelf. So obviously I recommend it! This historical fiction novel is set during and shortly after WWII. Through a series of letters (this is an epistolary novel), we follow Juliet Ashton, a fairly successful author of a British humor column, ...