We all love to cast the movie in our mind as we read, so now we’re asking you: if you were casting the film version of GLAPPPS, who would you love to see on the big screen?
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Who would you cast?
Guernsey is #1!
We couldn’t beÂ happier to report that The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyÂ has occupied the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list (trade paperback fiction) forÂ three weeks and counting!
This is in no small part due to the enthusiasm and passion of readers like you, who have not only read and loved Guernsey, but shared it with your friends, colleagues, sisters, parents, teachers, students, strangers on the street…
Our congratulations go out not only to Annie Barrows and the late Mary Ann Shaffer, but to all of you, who have made this wonderful book such a success. The members of the GLAPPPS would be proud.
Did you meet the author? Send us your photos!
Were you one of the hundreds of people who attended one of Annie Barrows’ book events this month? Email Guernsey@randomhouse.com with any photos you took and we’ll post them on the site!
“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is full of quotes about books and reading. What are your favorites? Let us know by posting a comment below!
Annie Barrows is on tour!
Come hear Annie talk and get your own signed copy of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society!
Thursday, May 7thâ€”MINNEAPOLIS
Talk & Signing
The Bookcase at Wayzata
At Wayzata Community Church
125 East Wayzata Boulevard
Wayzata, MN 55391
Store Phone: 952/473-8341
Friday, May 8thâ€”CHICAGO
Talk & Signing
123 W. Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
Store Phone: 630/355-2665
Enter for a chance to win a trip to Guernsey with your book club!
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No purchase necessary. U.S. residents over the age of 18 only. Residents of Florida, New York, and Rhode Island not eligible. All travel must be completed by December 31, 2009. Other restrictions apply.
Is your book club discussing Guernsey?
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The Mary Ann Shaffer Memorial Fund
To celebrate Guernsey author Mary Ann Shaffer’s life-long commitment to writing, her family created the Mary Ann Shaffer Memorial Fund, which provided a scholarship at Soapstone, the Writing Retreat for Women, for an unpublished writer who has shown a serious commitment to writing. Soapstone offers women writers a stretch of uninterrupted time for their work and the opportunity to live in semi-solitude close to the natural world. Soapstone also provides the validation and encouragement necessary to embark upon or sustain a long or difficult writing project.
If you would like to send a donation to Soapstone in memory of Mary Ann Shaffer, please mail your check to:
622 S.E. 29th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
Designate “In memory of Mary Ann Shaffer” on your check.
Donate online through Network for Good. In the “Designation” line, enter “In memory of Mary Ann Shaffer.”