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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer

Label
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Title
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Statement of responsibility
Mary Ann Shaffer
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Language
eng
Summary
It's 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer's block. But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey-- a total stranger living halfway across the Channel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book--she enters into a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinary Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Through their letters, the Society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books--and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into their irresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever
Summary
In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation
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Award
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Best Indie Buzz Book, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
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265519
Cataloging source
ANL
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1934-2008
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Shaffer, Mary Ann
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Barrows, Annie
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True
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  • Friendship
  • Writers
  • Books and reading
  • Letter writing
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Correspondence
  • Guernsy (Channel Islands)
  • Channel Islands
  • Channel Islands
Target audience
adult
Label
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000042783744
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781741751680
Label
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer
Publication
Control code
000042783744
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781741751680

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