Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sessao Literatura: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Ganhei esse livro de namorido. Primeiro me apaixonei pelo título: Potato Peel Pie Society?!!! E, quando abri o livro, uma grata surpresa: toda a narrativa é feita através de cartas, escritas pela personagem principal, ou respostas recebidas. Adoro quando a narrativa é feita desse modo! Além disso, os personagens sao cativantes, e nao tem como nao rir e chorar com eles. Eu amei o livro!!!

"I don't want to be married just to be married. I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can't talk to, or worse, someone I can't be silent with."

“ 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.

4 comments:

Cacá said...

Que lindo!!! :)
Precisamos fazer nossas troquinhas de books. :)

Beijo!

Silvinha said...

Gostei do resumo do livro! E o tìtulo é realmente um charme :)

Obrigada pela dica!

Beijo!

Mi said...

que legal! agora fiquei com saudades das minhas amigas por correspondencia =) bjs e aproveita a mamae ai pra matar as saudades!

Claudia Pimenta said...

oi angie! ah, vai ter visita! que delícia - aproveita bem! os preparativos p/o casório estão avançando, hein (risos)? passei p/lhe dar um bj e dizer que estou de volta!