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Bookworm Wednesday: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society: Fun, clean, great read with interesting historical and literary perspectives. I haven’t met a woman who has not completely enjoyed her time in this book…you will laugh, cry and think. The characters are lovable and quirky and it is hard to say good-bye to them at the end. If you are looking for an enjoyable read, this is it. summary: “ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and 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 the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

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2 thoughts on “Bookworm Wednesday: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  1. I just found your blog through a facebook post that Myken Swaiths posted — I was a missionary there in Saline when you moved in and I still remember your amazing talk on talents and I have a copy you gave me. I was the missionary that tried to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ with an egg that I hadn't cooked enough and much to your son's enjoyment it exploded 😉 I forwarded your blog to "moms" I know because I think they can gain so much inspiration from you! Thank you for sharing — oh and I loved this book! that is what I meant to say 😉 Jenny (sister Jones)

  2. Hey Jen! How fun to hear from you! How kind are you to remember so much! We loved your lesson…I totally remember it :).Thank you for sharing my blog, and I loved the book too!!

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