West Egg Book ClubTuesday November 27, 2018
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
West Egg Book Club
November Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways. In 1946 England, writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a man living on Guernsey, recently liberated from Nazi occupation. So begins a correspondence that introduces Juliet to members of a unique reading group. Named to protect its members from arrest by the Germans, the society shares their unique love of literature and life with a newfound friend. Charming and optimistic without trivializing its dark subject, this debut epistolary novel celebrates the power of books to connect and comfort people during difficult times. Reminiscent of Helene Hanff's 84 Charing Cross Road, this is a warm, funny, tender, and thoroughly entertaining celebration of the power of the written word. (Library Journal)
Please contact Reference early enough to obtain your copy of the book. Books may take 10 to 14 days to reach us from outside the Library.
Location: Station Branch
to go to the Great Neck Library