#1 NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER — NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ON NETFLIX — A remarkable tale of the Guernsey Island during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as the name.
"I wonder how the Guernsey book had gotten? There may be some kind of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers."January 1946: London emerges from the shadow of the Second World War, and the writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine she'd find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a Guernsey Island native, who came 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 excentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society — born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when the Germans occupying their island discovered its members breaking curfew — boasts a charming, funny, profoundly human cast of characters, from pig f.
Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the members of the society, learning about their island, their taste in books and the impact on their lives of the recent German occupation. She sets sail for Guernsey, captivated by their stories, and what she finds will change her for ever.
Written as a series of letters with warmth and humor, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its forms, and finding connection in the most surprising ways.... Read More