Perhaps there is a sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings to their perfect readers. London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that it would find a letter from a man who never met a native the island of Guernsey, who has found his name written on a book by Charles Lamb.
Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends-and what a wonderful world that is eccentric. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society-born as a spur of the moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew the Germans occupying their island, has a charming, funny, deeply human characters, from the phrenologists to pig farmers, all lovers of literature.
Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the members of society, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact of the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, which sails from Guernsey, and what it considers its change forever. Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its forms, and of finding connection in the most surprising.