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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Title
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Statement of responsibility
Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Title variation
Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
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Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation
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Award
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Best Indie Buzz Book, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
265519
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
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Publication
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9780385341004
Lccn
2007047869
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn191089812
Label
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Publication
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9780385341004
Lccn
2007047869
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn191089812

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