By: Mary Ann Shaffer + Annie Barrows BUY BOOK HERE
I dream of being in a book club as cool as the Guernsey Literary Society!! The historical fiction side to this story makes my heart soar. This is where I belong!! This novel is written in letters back and forth from characters. It took me a few letters to get hooked on this one, but once I was hooked there was no turning back. It is so endearing. It voiced how I feel about reading--it keeps you from going GA-GA! Anyone want to join my literary society, please?! Books have the power to bring people together.
“That's what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive - all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.”
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 their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.
“I have gone to this bookshop for years, always finding the one book I wanted - and then three more I hadn’t known I wanted.”
“Men are more interesting in books than they are in real life.”
There has never been two truer statements.....
The Movie came out April 20, 2018 starring Lily James, but was just released on Netflix! I can't wait to compare the novel to the film!