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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A to Z Wednesday

Welcome to A-Z Wednesday!!
To join, here's all you have to do:
Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week.
Post:
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.)
4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments
If you've already reviewed this book you can add it also.
Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment.
(We all love comments, don't we?)
Who knows? You may find your next "favorite" book.

THIS WEEKS LETTER IS: G

My "G" book is:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Marry Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: May 2009
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Format: Paperback, 304pp
  • Sales Rank: 210

Synopsis

“ 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.

I just purchased this and can't wait to make time to read it. I've heard such amazing things about it.

8 comments:

Beth said...

My favorite read from last year! Here is my "G" book.

gautami tripathy said...

It is on my wish list!

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Nise' said...

It is an awesome read. Enjoy.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I have that book, too! I didn't think about it for "G," though...but I loved it!

At first, the story told in letters was hard to engage with, but then later, it seemed like the best way to tell the story.

Here's mine:

http://weboftyranny.blogspot.com/2010/03/z-wednesdays.html

fredamans said...

Sounds like an amazing story. I see one comment states it's her fave of 2009, so I must read it!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/03/to-z-starts-with-g.html

Michelle said...

Potato Peel Pie Society, that's sounds interesting.

My `G` is up:
http://newhorizonreviews.blogspot.com/2010/03/god-are-you-there-by-kay-arthur.html

Vicki said...

I've been wanting to read this one too!!

Thanks for playing!

Irene said...

I've heard great things about his book as well. I must read it.