July Book Club: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

When: 
Monday, August 1, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join Tori for an in-person discussion of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

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. 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 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.

Open to adults and teens.

 cover of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society showing a woman standing at a railing looking at the ocean