The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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    Press Reviews

    “I can’t remember the last time I discovered a novel as smart and delightful as this one, a world so vivid that I kept forgetting this was a work of fiction populated with characters so utterly wonderful that I kept forgetting they weren’t my actual friends and neighbors. Treat yourself to this book please—I can’t recommend it highly enough.”
    – Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

    “Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows have written a wondrous, delightful, poignant book — part Jane Austen, part history lesson. The letters in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society aren’t addressed to you, but they are meant for you. It’s a book everyone should read. An absolute treasure.”
    – Sarah Addison Allen, author of Garden Spells

    “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

    “Put your hand on your heart to keep it from flying off to the lovely magical literary island Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows have created in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. This novel is a delightful mix of fine writing, powerful emotions, glorious settings and amazing characters who deal with life in a way that will have readers falling in love on every single page.”
    – Kris Radish, author of Searching for Paradise and Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn

    “Charming…so clever…so vivid and moving.”
    – Publishers Weekly

    “Marvelous…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

    “A sure winner.”
    Kirkus Reviews

    “For sheer enjoyment, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is one of the best books of the year….[a] delightful, unforgettable novel.”
    – Bookpage

    “A jewel…Poignant and keenly observed, Guernsey is a small masterpiece about love, war and the immeasurable sustenance to be found in good books and good friends.”
    People

    “A book-lover’s delight, an implicit and sometimes explicit paean to all things literary.”
    Chicago Sun-Times

    “Written in warm life-affirming prose…an ideal choice for book groups.”
    St. Petersburg Times

    “I’ve never wanted to join a club as desperately as I did while reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society…Enchanting”
    Christian Science Monitor

    “Traditional without seeming stale, and romantic without being naive…It’s tempting to throw around terms like “gem” when reading a book like this. But Guernsey is not precious…This is a book for firesides or long train rides. It’s as charming and timeless as the novels for which its characters profess their love.”
    San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

    “Revealing much about the aftermath of World War II in England, the novel is at once an unlikely love story, a portrayal of heroism and survival, and a subtle homage to the bond forged by literature.”
    Charlotte Observer

    “The letters that make up this novel shed light on the suffering of the Channel Islanders during the German occupation, but there is also a rich vein of humor. After Julia moves to Guernsey to work on her book, she finds it impossible to leave the island and her new friends, a feeling readers may share when they finish this delightful novel.”
    Boston Globe

    “I could not put the book down. I have recommended it to all my friends.”
    Newsday


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