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reader ✓ The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 277 pages Download Ô Mary Ann Shaffer Ñ ➺ [Download] ➶ The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society By Mary Ann Shaffer ➻ – “ I wonder how the book got to GuernWhat a wonderfully eccentric world it is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society a book club born as a spur of the moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island boasts an outstanding cast of characters from pig farmers to phrenologists literature lovers allJuliet begins a remarkable conversation in letters with the Society’s members learning about their lives their island their taste in books and the impact the recent German occupation has had on all of them Over time and despite a demanding a 35 stars “Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers How delightful if that were true” Believe it or not—as shallow as this may sound—the stunning movie tie in cover was the catalyst goading me to take a hard look and commit to a book that’s done little than float along my periphery for yearsWhat do you get when you combine a roast pig dinner an unavoidable lie and the most unappetizing pie? A mouthful The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Born from the uick thinking of a woman caught out after curfew and continued initially to thwart suspicion from the German occupation The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society took on a life of its own becoming a salvation to the people of the small channel island during WWII Providing hope friendship and for some a new found love for booksAn epistolary novel one told entirely through letters and telegrams The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society picks up post war in 1946 relaying bits and pieces from the lives of what can only be described as a witty cast There’s 30 something Juliet a writer in London fresh off a book tour and searching for that spark of an idea; something to obliterate her writer’s block The bulk of the story is carried by Juliet sharing her humor and reverie with childhood friends and the people she comes to care for in GuernseyOne of Juliet’s previously owned books marked with her address lands a letter from Dawsey Adams in her mailbox In a twist of fate that very book found its way from London to Guernsey becoming a treasured tome to the new owner Juliet and Dawsey’s exchanged thoughts spur a letter writing campaign of sorts With their words and stories of survival the people of Guernsey lure Juliet to their picturesue island This is not what I would consider a literary tour de force by any means; especially where WWII fiction is concerned It’s often predictable and even a bit silly in some respects but it’s a change of pace in a space that’s naturally filled with heavy reads Like Juliet I found myself smitten with the people of Guernsey—one of my favorite letters penned by a reluctant society attendee turned full fledged poetry reader all to impress the woman who eventually becomes his wifeThe back half of the story is much less compelling than the first With Juliet on the island the variety of voices from Guernsey are lost and for some reason so is her enchanting nature For me the story went from colorful to drab finishing with an untimely and honestly unfounded uestion To be fair this is one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to loves stories so take my thoughts for what they are—the ramblings of a self proclaimed picky reader With that said there is something all too charming about a book that pays homage to the written word—highlighting the fact that even in some of the bleakest moments books wield the power to bring people together

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“ 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 Dawsey Adams a native of the island of Guernsey who has come across her name in a book?As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters Juliet is drawn into the world of Dawsey and his friends and Dear Mary Ann ShafferI recently read your book 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' It brought a few uestions to my mindJuliet writes in one of her letters Dear Sidney What an inspired present you sent kit red satin tap shoes covered with seuins Didn't Sidney know what present he had sent?If you had to resort to sentences like these to speak what you wanted to didn't you realize that the letter format and your writing didn't go well together?Learning from your bad example I will uit trying to be fancy stop this letter here and write a regular reviewA Reader Spoiler Alert Novel written in epistolary format Set in post WWII England1946Juliet is a 30 something writer living in London She is like this perfect human being who is universally loved The only people who dislike even the smallest thing about her are the evil people One day she receives a letter from a man living on Guernsey islands who found her address on a second hand book he had Soon Juliet is exchanging letters with the members of Guernsey literary society and people talk about what books they like and why Then suddenly everyone forgets about the books and Guernsey people start sharing their most intimate experiences from the time during the world war with Juliet who is only a stranger A few weeks later Juliet goes to the Guernsey islands to meet and interview these people Of course everyone there just loves her except the evil woman She stays there for a few months and decides to adopt a four year old orphan girl she met there The girl of course loves Juliet than the people who have raised her And then Juliet marries a pig farmer and settles down on the Guernsey islandsSo much for the ridiculous plot I should have just known better just look at the cheesy titleIt shouldn't be difficult for a decent writer to develop good characters when using a letter format since each character gets hisher own voice However all the characters in this book seem to talk in exactly the same manner Be it an accomplished writer from the city of London or farmers from a remote island their letters sound just the same Irrespective of whether the letters are being written to a close friend or to a complete stranger Almost all of the characters have only a single trait For some of the characters I can't recall even a single distinct characteristicMary Ann tries to have everything in one book She has grazed the surface of numerous topics like books world war art nature love bucolic life friendship love homosexuality religion and so on None of these get than a superficial treatment Stories about Nazi occupation of Guernsey don't tell you anything real about the war They just revolve around this saint of a woman who died during the war while trying to show off her heroism To add to this drama halfway through the book Mary Ann shifted the focus to Juliet trying to decide between different love interests too many people love her you know Why is this book being marketed a historical novel?Another one of those recent successful books that everyone is raving about I don't get it

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyNd dramatic life in London she finds herself drawn to the self contained Dawsey Adams and to the story of Elizabeth a young woman whose bright spirit and strength live on in the daughter she left behind when she was sent to a concentration camp Juliet knows she has found the subject of her book and possibly much and sets sail for Guernsey changing the course of her life foreverA celebration of the written word in all its guises The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is the debut novel by the aunt and niece team of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows I loved this book it's on my favorites shelf So obviously I recommend itIn my March 2018 buddy read with Trish which kind of disintegrated because she raced ahead and finished the whole book in like one day p I was impressed with how well the authors melded actual historical facts about the island of Guernsey during WWII and people's wartime experiences with the novel's storyline I could see the seams a little interesting true stories and anecdotes tend to show up in the book as random people's letters to the main character Juliet but I have to say overall I still enjoyed this book thoroughly While it deals with some harrowing experiences it does so with a fairly light hand which some readers may roll their eyes at but others will appreciate It tends toward the cozy type of read which isn't a bad thing in my book There's a rich cast of characters just a touch of romance and some truly delightful humor I'll definitely reread this a third time somedayThis historical fiction novel is set shortly after WWII with freuent wartime stories being related in letters between the characters Through these letters this is an epistolary novel we follow Juliet Ashton a fairly successful author of a British humor column who is searching for a new topic to write about and trying to decide what to do with her life and her boyfriend She gets a letter out of the blue from a man on Guernsey Island Dawsey Adams who saw her name in a book and asks her for the name of a London bookshop and tells her a little about his local book group the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society One letter leads to another both from Dawsey and others on Guernsey and gradually Juliet finds out about her new friends on the island what they experienced during the German WWII occupation of the island of Guernsey a few years before and how their book club was formed and got its name When she decides to go visit Guernsey and her pen pal friends there upsetting her current boyfriend in the process her life gradually becomes intertwined with theirsThis book includes some fun and often uirky characters uite a bit of interesting and sometimes harrowing WWII history a love for literature freuent humor and just a little bit of romance