Press enter after choosing selection

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Shaffer, Mary Ann. Book - 2008 Fiction, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Shaffer, Mary Ann, Fiction / Shaffer, Mary None on shelf 4 requests on 8 copies Community Rating: 4.3 out of 5

Cover image for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Sign in to request

Location Call Number Branch Item Status
Downtown 2nd Floor Fiction Downtown Library On Hold Shelf
Downtown 2nd Floor Fiction Downtown Library Due 07-01-2020
Malletts Adult Books Adult Book / Fiction / General / Shaffer, Mary Ann Malletts Creek Branch Due 07-01-2020
Malletts Adult Books Fiction / Shaffer, Mary Malletts Creek Branch Due 07-01-2020
Pittsfield Adult Books Adult Book / Fiction / General / Shaffer, Mary Ann Pittsfield Branch Due 07-01-2020
Pittsfield Adult Books Fiction Pittsfield Branch Due 07-01-2020
Westgate Adult Books Adult Book / Fiction / General / Shaffer, Mary Ann Westgate Branch Due 07-01-2020
Westgate Adult Books Adult Book / Fiction / General / Shaffer, Mary Ann Westgate Branch Due 07-01-2020

REVIEWS & SUMMARIES

Library Journal Review
Booklist Review
Publishers Weekly Review
Summary / Annotation
Fiction Profile
Author Notes

COMMUNITY REVIEWS

Surprisingly Good submitted by monkk on June 27, 2011, 6:03pm I didn't expect to enjoy this book, but I did! I read it right after The Help and they were very complimentary for some reason.

Two thumbs up submitted by rkraut on July 15, 2011, 2:20pm This book is surprisingly hopeful even though it is about WWII, and it made me want to go visit Guernsey.

Loved this book! submitted by smgop on June 19, 2012, 7:59am This book delighted me from beginning to end, because it comprised history, small village life, vibrant characters, and modestly good romance.

Lovely Story! submitted by cadoh on May 21, 2016, 10:42am Juliet fell in love with the people of Guernsey, and so did I. I agree with RKraut - it made me want to visit Guernsey!

The story is well-crafted, with moments that brought tears to my eyes and others that made me laugh out loud! It was one that I was wishing would go on well past the point where it ended.

Wonderful submitted by kelleyc on June 24, 2016, 7:07pm Captivating from beginning to end

submitted by Demyla on June 27, 2017, 8:31pm Great book

Great book submitted by eirwin on June 19, 2018, 7:50pm I really enjoyed this book!

Great book for book lovers submitted by irksit@gmail.com on June 27, 2018, 10:40am I didn’t want to like this book as much as I did and apparently it’s one of my favorite books of all time now.

Not my (reading/writing) style submitted by sueij on August 25, 2018, 5:42pm The story line is really good, and the characters are interesting, but the tale is told through letters and correspondence, which just isn't my favorite way to hear a story.

Lovely epistolary novel. submitted by terpsichore17 on August 29, 2018, 9:15am Follows Juliet Ashton, an author seeking a topic she cares for enough to make a book of it, in the wake of WWII. As she promotes her book of wartime columns and casts about for a new subject, she receives a letter from the island of Guernsey. This first correspondence brings about several others, and brings the German Occupation of Guernsey during the war to her attention.

Juliet herself is delightful – enthusiastic, good-humored, straightforward; she reminds me of someone(s?), though I can’t pinpoint whom. The islanders of Guernsey come to life in their respective letters, where they relate bits about each other, the war, and the books and friendship that saw them through the Occupation.

The book is essentially light-hearted, even as it shares monstrous things done in wartime. The discrete events shared are small enough to be human, to hit you with the power of individual actions and sacrifice in the face of such monstrosity. It also conveys the nature and extent of the rationing done on all sides.

It’s very easy, I think, to write *about* writing, or reading, and take it as read that they’re important. This book brings in enough meat to substantiate that premise instead of talking around it.

Cover image for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

PUBLISHED
New York, N.Y. : The Dial Press, 2008.
Year Published: 2008
Description: 277 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780385340991
9781984801814

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Barrows, Annie.

SUBJECTS
Women authors -- Fiction.
Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- Fiction.
London (England) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Epistolary fiction.