La sociedad literaria y del pastel de cáscara de papa de Guernsey (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society) by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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La sociedad literaria y del pastel de cáscara de papa de Guernsey (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society)

by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
     
 

Enero de 1946: Londres emerge de las sombras de la segunda guerra mundial. La escritora Juliet Ashton está buscando el argumento para su próximo libro. ¿Quién podría imaginarse que lo encontraría en la carta de un desconocido, un nativo de la isla de Guernsey, a cuyas manos ha llegado un libro de Charles Lamb que perteneció a

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Enero de 1946: Londres emerge de las sombras de la segunda guerra mundial. La escritora Juliet Ashton está buscando el argumento para su próximo libro. ¿Quién podría imaginarse que lo encontraría en la carta de un desconocido, un nativo de la isla de Guernsey, a cuyas manos ha llegado un libro de Charles Lamb que perteneció a Juliet? A medida que Juliet y el desconocido intercambian cartas, ella se queda atrapada en un mundo maravillosamente excéntrico. La sociedad literaria del pastel de piel de patata de Guernsey -nacida como una coartada espontánea cuando sus miembros fueron descubiertos rompiendo el toque de queda de los alemanes – contiene una galería de personajes profundamente humanos, divertidos, encantadores, desde granjeros a frenólogos, todos amantes de la literatura, que sobrellevaron la ocupación nazi organizando reuniones de lectura sobre novelas clásicas, siempre alrededor de un pastel de patata. Juliet empieza una importante correspondencia con los miembros de la sociedad, pequeñas joyas que hablan de libros y del placer de la lectura, de la amistad, de la vida cotidiana y del impacto reciente que la ocupación alemana ha tenido en sus vidas. Cautivada por sus historias, decide visitarles, y lo que encuentra le cambiará para siempre. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION “ 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. 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.

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Library Journal
The letters comprising this small charming novel begin in 1946, when single, thirtysomething author Juliet Ashton (nom de plume Izzy Bickerstaff) writes to her publisher to say she is tired of covering the sunny side of war and its aftermath. When Guernsey farmer Dawsey Adams finds Juliet's name in a used book and invites articulate—and not-so-articulate—neighbors to write Juliet with their stories, the book's epistolary circle widens, putting Juliet back in the path of war stories. The occasionally contrived letters jump from incident to incident—including the formation of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society while Guernsey was under German occupation—and person to person in a manner that feels disjointed. But Juliet's quips are so clever, the Guernsey inhabitants so enchanting, and the small acts of heroism so vivid and moving that one forgives the authors (Shaffer died shortly before the book's publication) for not being able to settle on a single person or plot. Juliet finds in the letters not just inspiration for her next work, but also for her life—as will readers. [PW 4/21/08]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788498674699
Publisher:
RBA
Publication date:
04/20/2009
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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