The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a historical novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Set in 1946, it tells the story of Juliet Ashton, a writer, and her correspondence with members of the titular society.
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  • Ramón Valencia
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a different sort of WWII novel in that it takes place post-war but relates events from the war. It is an epistolary novel and one has to get used to the various letter-writers. The chapter headings indicate a change in narrator but the voice is not always that different and so the events within in the narrative have to remind the reader of who is talking. Eventually that is not much of an issue as the narrators become fewer. The story is original and at times amusing and/or poignant. The literary references are fun...the more one has read, the more one has insights into the ironies or asides. I recommend it highly as an original, interesting, historically unique perspective on WWII."
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  • Janet Lucas
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is one of the best books with food in the title"
  • Arthur Johnson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I always enjoy fiction that's set in a specific time period. This book being set in the 1940s was an absolute thrill and I felt like I was drawn back in that place in time myself."
  • Daniel Antonio
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Mar 6, 2018 - If your book club is looking for some new ideas on what to read next, check out our list below! Featuring popular book club books recommended by bookshops across the nation this winter, this selection of novels is sure to spark group discussion. Publishers' descriptions included below."
  • Charvi Nair
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "A good collaboration and provide a double whammy of great story telling. This novel written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows provided the perfect combination of non-fiction story telling to showcase the nuances of the history. "
  • Keith Patel
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I only know about American history when it comes to the 1940s so reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was a new experience. The historical fiction set in UK and Ireland really gave me a different perspective."
  • Eric Schneider
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "If you want a good book, i suggest The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It is written beautifully and will teach you about the history of certain characters."
  • Diana Kim
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I wasn't sure what to think of this book before reading it, given the funny title, but I'm so glad I didn't overlook it. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is an enchanting novel full of wit and personality. The story, somewhat unusually told only through character correspondence, was engaging and quite enchanting!"
  • Thomas Holland
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Truly entertaining and you will continue to think about the characters a long time after reading this book."
  • Peter Delgado
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Seems like one of the books I should have read a long time ago but never did, I'm not very into it at this point in my life but I really seems like a good one."
  • Barbara Payne
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I needed to find the best lighthearted literary work. I found The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It's a historical novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It's set in 1946. It tells the tale of Juliet Ashton and her involvement with a titular society's members. I really enjoyed this book. My friends loved it and so do I. Check it out!"
  • Joshua Chavez
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is the best YA Holocaust and World War II novels"
  • Jacqueline Cruz
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book includes some history and is about a very interesting time period. I like reading about the details of life in the time and place where this book it set."
  • Barbara Lewis
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is one of the most original and entertaining pieces of historical fiction. The story of some residents on the island of Guernsey take you through their experiences during World War II. The story is told through letters, which is such a refreshing way to read about their lives. It is funny, informational and entertaining- a must read."
  • Christina Castro
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Fascinating book - I couldn't put it down! Well, of course I really could, but it kept my attention and any time I was doing something else, I was wishing I could be reading it!"
  • Keith Johnston
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a terrible solution for best books that were released in 2008 because it was released in 2009."
  • Frank Jones
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I recently read the book "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", and I really liked it. This book is an historical novel about Juliet Ashton, a writer who used to have a correspondence with members of the titular society. Really interesting and well written!"
  • Johnny Freeman
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Really engaging and witty. Took me a while to figure out who was who -- and when I finished it, I went back and re-read the first couple of chapters, which is a habit of mine and helps me understand the rest of the book better. I learned a lot about history that I had not known, and the book is well researched. Great read for the gals!"
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