Staff Pick Badge
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle) Cover Image

Staff Reviews

This novel is a celebration of the written word and finding connection in the most surprising of ways. It is the story of a London author’s chance ties to the

Nazi-occupied island of Guernsey. Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, it is a must read.


— Amy Handley

Spring/Summer '09 Reading Group List

“By the third page of this wonderful epistolary novel of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, I was captivated by its characters, especially the charming, self-effacing author, Juliet Ashton, and her emerging friendship, conducted by post, with the recently liberated islanders. The whole novel is an homage to books and bibliophiles, and a moving reflection on the horrors of war.”
— Cheryl McKeon, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA

Fall '09/Winter '10 Reading Group List

“Just after World War II, a journalist and author is looking for her next big project when by chance, she receives a letter from a man on Guernsey, the British island that was occupied by the Germans. Gradually she becomes absorbed into the stories and lives of the island's inhabitants. Funny, poignant, and charming, this is a novel that would make a marvelous read for anyone.”
— Ray Nurmi, Snowbound Books, Marquette, MI


January 1946: writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781606867600
ISBN-10: 1606867601
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: May 5th, 2009
Pages: 290
Language: English
Series: Random House Reader's Circle