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

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 12, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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This 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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I found the book both funny and sad and moving and fun and addictive at various times throughout. So well written and what fun characters! You couldn't help but love them.
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Crickey I loved this book. Until I read it I was always on my high horse about collaborators but it totally opened my eyes to what it took to survive an invasion and what sacrifices were necessary to feed and protect ones family. These people were to be admired for their survival skills and their compassion for the less fortunate. A truly inspiring book. 

Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
37
Section 3
54
Section 4
62
Section 5
68
Section 6
69
Section 7
84
Section 8
128
Section 11
228
Section 12
230
Section 13
258
Section 14
277
Section 15
283
Section 16
289
Section 17
291
Section 18
293

Section 9
131
Section 10
136

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About the author (2011)

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.

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