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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House… (original 2008; edição 2009)

por Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

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As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey--a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island.
Membro:HoladayB
Título:The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle)
Autores:Mary Ann Shaffer
Outros autores:Annie Barrows
Informação:Dial Press Trade Paperback (2009), Edition: 1st Thus., Paperback, 290 pages
Colecções:A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:*****
Etiquetas:Nenhum(a)

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society por Mary Ann Shaffer (2008)

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I could get through only a few pages. The format is regrettable. ( )
  KENNERLYDAN | Jul 11, 2021 |
Reminded me of Isle of Passion by Laura Restrepo. Isolated on an island, the story revolves around the heroicism of resisters against the Germans during WWII. The story is told through a series of letters between a writer and her friends and publisher. Not much happens, but vivid characters and emotional story lines. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
The book was good, I liked that it was set post WWII. But I just don't think the letter format is something I'd care to read again. It's not my style of book. ( )
  er_malley | Jul 10, 2021 |
Not sure what all the fuss was about. The characters, plot & setting are all fairly twee and, to me, not very believable in spite of the research that is said to have gone into the book. I did learn something about the Channel Islands as well as the effects of WW II on that part of the UK. So glad I borrowed this from the library. ( )
  SaraCollins | Jul 10, 2021 |
I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy an epistolary style novel but this one works, given the characters and the setting. I loved every character - quirky and endearing. Makes me want to visit Guernsey! ( )
  RedSonja76 | Jun 26, 2021 |
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"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," written by the late Mary Ann Shaffer and her niece, children's author Annie Barrows, stays within modest bounds, but is successful in ways many novels are not. This book won't change your life, but it will probably enchant you. And sometimes that's precisely what makes fiction worthwhile.
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society commemorates beautiful spirits who pass through our midst and hunker undercover through brutal times. Shaffer's Guernsey characters step from the past radiant with eccentricity and kindly humour, a comic version of the state of grace. They are innocents who have seen and suffered, without allowing evil to penetrate the rind of decency that guards their humanity.
adicionada por passion4reading | editarThe Guardian, Stevie Davies (Aug 8, 2008)
 
You could be skeptical about the novel's improbabilities and its sanitized portrait of book clubs (doesn't anyone read trashy thrillers?), but you'd be missing the point. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a sweet, sentimental paean to books and those who love them.
adicionada por Shortride | editarThe Washington Post, Wendy Smith (Aug 3, 2008)
 

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Susan Scott is a wonder. We sold over forty copies of the book, which was very pleasant, but much more thrilling from my standpoint was the food. Susan managed to procure ration coupons for icing sugar and real eggs for the meringue. If all her literary luncheons are going to achieve these heights, I won't mind touring about the country. Do you suppose that a lavish bonus could spur her on to butter? Let's try it—you may deduct the money from my royalties.
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