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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (214,164 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” 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.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2008 Washington Post Best Book for Fiction
  • Winner of the 2009 Indies Choice Award for Fiction
  • A 2008 Christian Science Monitor Book of the Year for Fiction
  • A 2008 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Fiction
  • A New York Times Bestseller

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    " I enjoyed this book as a whole, but found it difficult to get into. Not a book you can read small bits at a time. "

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    " Reading this is like receiving a hug from a warm, comfy, gingerbread-scented grandma. I will come back from more, I am certain! "

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