The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition): A Novel

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition): A Novel

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by Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
     
 

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This new deluxe eBook edition of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the…  See more details below

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This new deluxe eBook edition of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Reader’s Circle bonus content, sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere.
 
A runaway New York Times bestseller that was named one of the ten best books of the year by Time and USA Today, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has captivated readers around the world. Told with warmth and humor in a series of letters, this is a tale of finding connection in the most unexpected places.
 
January 1946: As London emerges from the Second World War, 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 Guernsey, the British island once occupied by the Nazis? As Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence, she is drawn into the world of this man and his friends, all members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club formed to protect its members from arrest by the Germans. Through their letters, she learns about their island, their taste in books, and the powerful, transformative impact the Occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey. What she finds there will change her forever.

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Editorial Reviews

As unique as its title, this novel consists of a series of letters between an inquisitive London author and several plucky survivors of the Nazi occupation of an English Channel island. This Discover Book selection has been a hardcover bestseller and a resilient backlist title in trade paperback and NOOK Book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679644583
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/12/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
28,457
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Ann Shaffer, who passed away in February 2008, worked as an editor, a librarian, and in bookshops. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was her first novel.
 
Her niece Annie Barrows is the author of the children’s series Ivy and Bean, as well as The Magic Half. She lives in northern California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Berkeley, CA
Date of Birth:
August 24, 1962
Place of Birth:
San Diego, CA
Education:
University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in Medieval History; Mills College, M.F.A. in Creative Writing

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