Pageturners (South) Monthly Meeting - June '14

  • June 18, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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June Book Selection:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peep Pie Society

by MaryAnn Shaffer, Annie Barrows  (274 Pages)

"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 stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

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  • Margarita B.

    Awesome book. LOVED IT!

    1 · June 12

  • Eva

    I actually read the book this time. :-) Looking forward to discussing it with you all next week.

    June 10

  • Maria H

    This is a truly enjoyable book. Kuddos to the member that suggested it. It is such a different book than our last - I find myself LOL. I love her humor. I hope it doesn't become too difficult a situation as the pages unfold. We shall see.....

    June 1

  • Maggie

    Sorry, working.

    May 21

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