Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New Arrivals!

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'd never met, a native of Guernsey, the British island once occupied by the Nazi's. He'd come across her name on the flyleaf of a secondhand volume by Charles Lamb. Perhaps she could tell him where he might find more books by the author.

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, she is drawn into the world of this man and his friends, all members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a unique book club formed in a unique, spur-of-the-moment way: as an alibi to protect its members from arrest by the Germans.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the Society's charming, deeply human members, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Through their letters she learns about their island, their taste in books, and the powerful, transformative impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds there will change her forever.

More Titles, More Books......
Breaking Dawn, by Stephanie Meyer
Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker
Devil Bones, by Kathy Reichs
Follow the Drinking Gourd, by Jeanette Winter
Gooney Bird Greene, by Lois Lowry
Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, by Marjorie Priceman
Ivy and Bean, by Annie Barrows
Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had To Go, by Annie Barrows
Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record, by Annie Barrows
Katy and the Big Snow, by Virginia Lee Burton
Little Red Lighthouse, by Hildegarde Swift
Lost On Planet China, by Maarten J. Troost
Midnight Twins, by Jacquelyn Mitchard
New Coat For Anna, by Harriet Ziefert
Rough Justice, by Jack Higgins
Sister's Choice, by Emilie Richards
Sweetgum Knit Lit Society, by Beth Pattillo
Wee Gillis, by Munro Leaf

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