By Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
#1 NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER
“I ask yourself how the e-book acquired to Guernsey? possibly there's a few kind of mystery homing intuition in books that brings them to their excellent readers.” January 1946: London is rising from the shadow of the second one international struggle, and author Juliet Ashton is trying to find her subsequent publication topic. Who might think that she could locate it in a letter from a guy she’s by no means met, a local of the island of Guernsey, who has come throughout her identify written inside of a booklet via Charles Lamb….
As Juliet and her new correspondent trade letters, Juliet is drawn into the area of this guy and his friends—and what a superbly eccentric global it truly is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi whilst its individuals have been came across breaking curfew by means of the Germans occupying their island—boasts a captivating, humorous, deeply human solid of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature fanatics all.
Juliet starts a amazing correspondence with the society’s contributors, studying approximately their island, their flavor in books, and the influence the hot German profession has had on their lives. Captivated by means of their tales, she units sail for Guernsey, and what she reveals will switch her forever.
Written with heat and humor as a chain of letters, this novel is a party of the written observe in all its guises, and of discovering connection within the so much stunning ways.
From the Hardcover edition.