The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Random House Reader s Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM This deluxe eBook edition of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to ...

Author: Annie Barrows

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 067964458X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM This deluxe eBook edition of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Reader’s Circle bonus content, sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere. A runaway New York Times bestseller that was named one of the ten best books of the year by Time and USA Today, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has captivated readers around the world. Told with warmth and humor in a series of letters, this is a tale of finding connection in the most unexpected places. January 1946: As London emerges from the Second World War, 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 Guernsey, the British island once occupied by the Nazis? As Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence, she is drawn into the world of this man and his friends, all members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club formed to protect its members from arrest by the Germans. Through their letters, she learns about their island, their taste in books, and the powerful, transformative impact the Occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey. What she finds there will change her forever.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – a total stranger living halfway across the Channel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book – she enters into a correspondence with him, and in time with ...

Author: Mary Ann Shaffer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408803313

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The beloved, life-affirming international bestseller which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide - now a major film starring Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton To give them hope she must tell their story It's 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer's block. But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – a total stranger living halfway across the Channel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book – she enters into a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinary Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Through their letters, the society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books – and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into their irresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever.



The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows Book Analysis

The book received the Indies Choice Book Award for Best Indie Buzz Book (Fiction) and reached the top of the New York Times Best Seller List for paperback trade fiction.

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ISBN: 2806280435

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, which tells the story of Juliet Ashton, a writer who one day is contacted by a man living in Guernsey. Through a series of letters exchanged with him and other residents of the island, Juliet acquires first-hand information about life under Nazi occupation and discovers how reading helped to keep the islanders alive. The book received the Indies Choice Book Award for Best Indie Buzz Book (Fiction) and reached the top of the New York Times Best Seller List for paperback trade fiction. Mary Ann Shaffer was an American writer and editor who died before seeing the publication of her first and only novel. Before she passed away, she asked her niece Annie Barrows, a children’s author, to finish the editing and rewriting of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Find out everything you need to know about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: •A complete plot summary •Character studies •Key themes and symbols •Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Film Tie In

A celebration of literature, love, and the power of the human spirit, this warm, funny, tender, and thoroughly entertaining novel is the story of an English author living in the shadow of World War II and the writing project that will ...

Author: Mary-Ann Shaffer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781760528089

Category: Authors

Page: 276

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A celebration of literature, love, and the power of the human spirit, this warm, funny, tender, and thoroughly entertaining novel is the story of an English author living in the shadow of World War II and the writing project that will dramatically change her life. An international bestseller.

A Study Guide for Mary Ann Shaffer s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has received a great deal of
attention from critics. Among the many critics who reviewed the book is Craig
Wilson, who writes in USA Today that Shaffer has “produced ... a charming book”
of ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410347486

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Mary Ann Shaffer's "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Magic Half

Don't miss the sequel: Magic in the Mix Awards for The Magic Half The Virginia Readers' Choice Award list (2010-2011) Missouri Mark Twain Reader Award nominee (2010-2011) Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominee 2011 Rhode Island Children's Book ...

Author: Annie Barrows

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781599905846

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Miri is the non-twin child in a family with two sets of them--older brothers and younger sisters. The family has just moved to an old farmhouse in a new town, where the only good thing seems to be Miri's ten-sided attic bedroom. But when Miri gets sent to her room after accidentally bashing her big brother on the head with a shovel, she finds herself in the same room . . . only not quite. Without meaning to, she has found a way to travel back in time to 1935 where she discovers Molly, a girl her own age very much in need of a loving family. A highly satisfying classic-in-the-making full of spine-tingling moments, this is a delightful time-travel novel for the whole family.

The Jane Austen Society

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A wonderful book, a wonderful read' Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club Only a few months after the end of the Second World War, a new battle is beginning in the little village of ...

Author: Natalie Jenner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409194132

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A wonderful book, a wonderful read' Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club Only a few months after the end of the Second World War, a new battle is beginning in the little village of Chawton. Once the final home of Jane Austen, the Chawton estate is dwindling, and the last piece of Austen's heritage is at risk of being sold to the highest bidder... Drawn together by their love of her novels, eight very different people - from a local farmer to a glamorous film star - must unite to attempt something remarkable. As new friendships form, and the griefs of the past begin to fade, they rally together to create the Jane Austen Society, and to save the beloved novelist's home and legacy. But can her words change all their lives in return? A heartbreaking and uplifting novel of hope, loss and love. Perfect for fans of Miss Austen by Gill Hornby and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer 'A charming and memorable debut, which reminds us of the power of books to unite and heal' Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris

The Truth According to Us

' 'An unexpected gem' 'I couldn't put this book down from the moment I started reading it.' Perfect for fans of Anne Tyler

Author: Annie Barrows

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473525950

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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By the co-author of the book behind the new film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The New York Times no. 1 bestselling author 'Utterly enthralling' Daily Express _________________ The smallest towns have the biggest secrets. Miss Layla Beck despises small-town life. After refusing to marry the man her rich father has picked for her, Layla is banished to the remote town of Macedonia, West Virginia, a place where nothing important ever happens - or so she thinks. Tasked to write down the history of the town, Layla meets the seductive Romeyn clan. As she peels back the layers of family feuds and deceit, she discovers to her cost an unknown story far darker than she could ever have imagined. _________________ WHAT READERS SAY: 'Definite echoes of Harper Lee!' 'An unexpected gem' 'I couldn't put this book down from the moment I started reading it.' Perfect for fans of Anne Tyler

Echoes of Time

Betrayal, injustice and revenge echo down the years in this dual-time story set in Guernsey during the German Occupation and the present day.. From award-winning author Anne Allen, this is the fifth book in The Guernsey Novels series.

Author: Anne Allen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780992711245

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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Betrayal, injustice and revenge echo down the years in this dual-time story set in Guernsey during the German Occupation and the present day.. From award-winning author Anne Allen, this is the fifth book in The Guernsey Novels series.

Finding Mother

“Prepare to be swept away by a heart-warming tale of family relationships and love.” Reader This romantic drama is the second of The Guernsey Novels, a series of stand-alone books by the award-winning author Anne Allen.

Author: Anne Allen

Publisher: Sarnia Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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“Prepare to be swept away by a heart-warming tale of family relationships and love.” Reader This romantic drama is the second of The Guernsey Novels, a series of stand-alone books by the award-winning author Anne Allen. It will appeal to fans of the best-selling novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Three women. Three generations. Sacrifices for love… Who is she really? Nicole is about to find out as she searches for her real mother; the woman who gave her away at birth. With her marriage in tatters, she sets out from England: travelling to Spain, Jersey and Guernsey before the extraordinary story of her real family is finally revealed. Nicole becomes an unwitting catalyst for change in that family. Two women are forced to reveal long-buried secrets. One going back as far as the Second World War. Lives are transformed as choices have to be made and the past laid to rest… Book reviews "A sensitive, heartfelt novel about family relationships, identity, adoption, second chances at love… With romance, weddings, boat trips, lovely gardens and more, Finding Mother is a dazzle of a book, a perfect holiday read." Lindsay Townsend, author of The Snow Bride. "I first encountered Anne Allen when I read Dangerous Waters: Mystery, Loss and Love on the Island of Guernsey and if you've read that book you'll notice a glancing reference to Jeanne, the heroine, in Finding Mother. I felt nicely grounded! In much the same way that Allen wormed Jeanne into my heart, I really found that I cared for Nicole and willing her on to make the right decisions and a success of her life. Allen has a real talent for her female characters. The men don't come off the page quite as well, but that's a minor quibble. Tracing a birth parent when you've been adopted is a sensitive subject and Allen handles it well, recognising the insecurities of the adopting parents who wonder if they're going to be supplanted and the worries of the mother who gave up the child soon after her birth. Will she be judged for her relationship with the child's father and for the fact that she made no attempt to bring the child up herself? There's an added complication here in that Nicole will also find out about her birth father - giving her more parents than any girl should decently want! It's neatly, elegantly done and the story is a real page-turner." The Bookbag **** The Guernsey Novels will appeal to lovers of the works of Joanna Trollope, Maeve Binchy, and the best-selling book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Rethinking Holocaust Film Reception

... The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (dir. Mike Newell, UK/
France, 2018), a period drama set in German-occupied Guernsey, or Holocaust
film reception in light of the current political climate following the 2016 EU
referendum ...

Author: Stefanie Rauch

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498594093

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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Taking early 21st century Britain as a case study, Rethinking Holocaust Film Reception: A British Case Study presents an intervention into the scholarship on the representation of the Holocaust on film. Based on a study of audience responses to select films, Stefanie Rauch demonstrates that the reception of films about the Holocaust is a complex process that we cannot understand through textual analysis alone, but by also paying attention to individual reception processes. This book restores the agency of viewers and takes seriously their diverse responses to representations of the Holocaust. It demonstrates that viewers’ interpretative resources play an important role in film reception. Viewers regard Holocaust films as a separate genre that they encounter with a set of expectations. The author highlights the implications of Britain’s lessons-focused approach to Holocaust education and commemoration and addresses debates around the supposed globalization of Holocaust memory by unpacking the peculiar Britishness of viewers’ responses to films about the Holocaust. A sense of emotional connection or its absence to the Holocaust and its memory speaks to divisions along ethnic, generational, and national lines.

How May I Offend You Today

However, I will say that the front porch of the cabin was the perfect place to finish
reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society while Jason took a
nap. This story is about as raunchy as I get. I'll never forget being at a sleepover
in ...

Author: Susannah B. Lewis

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 140020805X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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USA Today bestselling author Susannah B. Lewis (creator of Whoa! Susannah) is back with another hilarious take on what so many people are thinking but are afraid to say aloud. Millions of online fans have flocked to Susannah B. Lewis's hysterical, take-no-prisoners rants about her pet peeves in everyday life. Now, in How May I Offend You Today?, Lewis turns her trademark humor to ordinary events that work her nerves--from people who wear t-shirts with indecent images to public displays of affection in the plumbing aisle of Lowe's--while keeping a wry eye on herself and her own temptation to vent grievances "like a teenage girl in overalls and Birkenstocks." Weaving together anecdotes from her distinctly Southern life with frequent references to the Bible, what she calls "our manual for living," Lewis says what many of us have thought, and in the process encourages us to stand firm in our views. The witty-yet-down-to-earth banter and uplifting, inspirational message of How May I Offend You Today? gives readers everywhere the boost necessary to make it through even their most trying days.

Meet Me at the Museum

Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award “The charmer of the summer.” —NPR “Warm-hearted, clear-minded, and unexpectedly spellbinding, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to savor.” —Annie Barrows, co-author of The Guernsey ...

Author: Anne Youngson

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250295157

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award “The charmer of the summer.” —NPR “Warm-hearted, clear-minded, and unexpectedly spellbinding, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to savor.” —Annie Barrows, co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society In Denmark, Professor Anders Larsen, an urbane man of facts, has lost his wife and his hopes for the future. On an isolated English farm, Tina Hopgood is trapped in a life she doesn’t remember choosing. Both believe their love stories are over. Brought together by a shared fascination with the Tollund Man, subject of Seamus Heaney’s famous poem, they begin writing letters to one another. And from their vastly different worlds, they find they have more in common than they could have imagined. As they open up to one another about their lives, an unexpected friendship blooms. But then Tina’s letters stop coming, and Anders is thrown into despair. How far are they willing to go to write a new story for themselves?

Letters Across the Sea

Inspired by a little-known chapter of World War II history, a young Protestant girl and her Jewish neighbour are caught up in the terrible wave of hate sweeping the globe on the eve of war in this powerful love story that’s perfect for ...

Author: Genevieve Graham

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982156635

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 425

Inspired by a little-known chapter of World War II history, a young Protestant girl and her Jewish neighbour are caught up in the terrible wave of hate sweeping the globe on the eve of war in this powerful love story that’s perfect for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. If you’re reading this letter, that means I’m dead. I had obviously hoped to see you again, to explain in person, but fate had other plans. 1933 At eighteen years old, Molly Ryan dreams of becoming a journalist, but instead she spends her days working any job she can to help her family through the Depression crippling her city. The one bright spot in her life is watching baseball with her best friend, Hannah Dreyfus, and sneaking glances at Hannah’s handsome older brother, Max. But as the summer unfolds, more and more of Hitler’s hateful ideas cross the sea and “Swastika Clubs” and “No Jews Allowed” signs spring up around Toronto, a city already simmering with mass unemployment, protests, and unrest. When tensions between the Irish and Jewish communities erupt in a riot one smouldering day in August, Molly and Max are caught in the middle, with devastating consequences for both their families. 1939 Six years later, the Depression has eased and Molly is a reporter at her local paper. But a new war is on the horizon, putting everyone she cares about most in peril. As letters trickle in from overseas, Molly is forced to confront what happened all those years ago, but is it too late to make things right? From the desperate streets of Toronto to the embattled shores of Hong Kong, Letters Across the Sea is a poignant novel about the enduring power of love to cross dangerous divides even in the darkest of times—from the #1 bestselling author of The Forgotten Home Child.

Book of Lost Threads

Tender, funny, and memorable, this is a story about love and loss, parents and children, hope, faith, and the value of simple kindness.

Author: Tess Evans

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742376127

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

View: 100

In the small town of Opportunity, four mismatched people discover the unexpected power of kindness. A perfect tale for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Moss has run away from Melbourne to Opportunity on the trail of a man she knows only by name. Her arrival sets in motion events that disturb the long-held secrets of three of the town's inhabitants: Finn, a brilliant mathematician, who has become a recluse; Lily Pargetter, 83-year-old knitter of tea cozies; and Sandy, the town buffoon, who dreams of a Great Galah. It is only as Moss, Finn, Lily, and Sandy develop unlikely friendships that they find a way to lay their sorrows to rest and knit together the threads that will restore them to life. Tender, funny, and memorable, this is a story about love and loss, parents and children, hope, faith, and the value of simple kindness.

The French House

For everyone. Taking place in the shadow of Hauteville House, Victor Hugo's former residence on Guernsey, this moving, lyrical novel is about wanting to hear and learning to listen to the truths that reside buried in our hearts.

Author: Jacquie Bloese

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529377331

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 631

'A brilliantly moving historical novel' - 2020 Caledonian Novel Award panel 'Hearts don't grow old in the way the rest of a person does' Isabelle doesn't know what has become of Émile since his accident. Besides, her life is so tense and fearful that she has little opportunity to think about their shared past, and the future they lost. Letty knows her marriage to Émile is failing, but given her secret past and Émile's profound deafness, who else do they have but each other? Leutnant Schreiber doesn't want to be in the army, let alone as part of the occupying Nazi force. He has little choice in this, however - or who he is destined to love, even if the consequences are devastating. Émile may not hear trouble coming, but he always knows when it's on the way. And when German planes overhead disturb him from his beloved tomato plants, he senses life is about to change dramatically. For everyone. Taking place in the shadow of Hauteville House, Victor Hugo's former residence on Guernsey, this moving, lyrical novel is about wanting to hear and learning to listen to the truths that reside buried in our hearts. Perfect for lovers of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, All the Light We Cannot See and Dear Mrs Bird.

Yours Cheerfully

From the author of Sunday Times Bestseller, Dear Mrs Bird, comes a much hoped-for sequel, Yours Cheerfully. Charming, heart-warming and hilarious, Yours Cheerfully is just the tonic we've all been waiting for.

Author: AJ Pearce

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509853979

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 619

From the author of Sunday Times Bestseller, Dear Mrs Bird, comes a much hoped-for sequel, Yours Cheerfully. Charming, heart-warming and hilarious, Yours Cheerfully is just the tonic we've all been waiting for. 'At last, something to look forward to! A new book by AJ Pearce is a guaranteed delight!' - Annie Barrows, author of the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society London, September 1941. Following the departure of the formidable Editor, Henrietta Bird, from Woman’s Friend magazine, things are looking up for Emmeline Lake as she takes on the challenge of becoming a young wartime advice columnist. Her relationship with boyfriend Charles is blossoming, while Emmy’s best friend Bunty, is still reeling from the very worst of the Blitz, but bravely looking to the future. Together, the friends are determined to Make a Go of It. When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain’s women’s magazines to help recruit desperately needed female workers to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled to be asked to step up and help. But when she and Bunty meet a young woman who shows them the very real challenges that women war workers face, Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma between doing her duty, and standing by her friends. Every bit as funny, heartwarming, and touching as AJ Pearce's debut, Dear Mrs Bird, Yours Cheerfully is a celebration of friendship, a testament to the strength of women and the importance of lifting each other up, even in the most challenging times.