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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
A Novel
Written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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Category: Fiction - Historical; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Contemporary Women
Imprint: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: May 2009
Price: $15.00
Can. Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34100-4 (0-385-34100-8)
Pages: 304
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.



 
Selected for SaratogaReads! 2009-10
A Library Journal Best Book of 2008

January 1946: writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

Praise
“Here's who will love this book: anyone who nods in profound agreement with the statement, "Reading keeps you from going gaga." The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a delight. Tart, insightful and fun.”—Mary Doria Russell, author of The Sparrow, A Thread of Grace and Dreamers of the Day

"[A] marvelous debut.... Reminiscent of Helene Hanff's 84 Charing Cross Road , this is a warm, funny, tender, and thoroughly entertaining celebration of the power of the written word."—Library Journal

“Charming…. [Heroine] Juliet finds in the letters not just inspiration for her next work, but also for her life—as readers will.”—Publishers Weekly



AWARDS

 
WINNER 2008 - The Washington Post "Best Books"



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Click to visit the official Web site.
Click to visit Annie Barrows' official Web site.
Listen to Annie Barrows' podcast episode.
Contact us about speaking engagements with Annie Barrows



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Mary Ann Shaffer who passed away in February 2008, worked as an editor, librarian, and in bookshops. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was her first novel.
Her niece, Annie Barrows, is the author of the children’s series Ivy and Bean, as well as The Magic Half. She lives in northern California.





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