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Wednesday Readers

Meeting information for the Wednesday Readers Book Group.

Our next meeting will be on
Monday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m.
in the Community Room

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Copies of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer will be available at the Circulation Desk prior to the meeting date.  For more information about this group, contact Jill Hansen-Aune at the Reference Desk, 231-928-0256.

“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.

Past Book Group Selections
April 2018 - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
March 2018 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
February 2018 - X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz
January 2018 - The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
December 2017 - Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
November 2017 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King
September 2017 - The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
August 2017 - Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
July 2017 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio
June 2017 - The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
May 2017 - All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
April 2017 - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
March 2017 - Betrayal by John Lescroart
February 2017 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
December 2016 - A Christmas Escape by Anne Perry
November 2016 - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
October 2016 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
September 2016 - A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton
August 2016 - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
July 2016 - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
June 2016 - A Fine Summer's Day by Charles Todd
May 2016 - The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
April 2016 - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
March 2016 - The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
February 2016 - The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
January 2016 - A Study in Scarlet; The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle