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9788498389807

La sociedad literaria del pastel de piel de patata de Guernsey/ The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

  • ISBN 13:

    9788498389807

  • ISBN 10:

    8498389801

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/19/2020
  • Publisher: Salamandra Publicacions Y Edicions

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

Traducida a más de 20 idiomas, con más de 5 millones de ejemplares vendidos en todo el mundo y llevada al cine por Mike Newell, La Sociedad Literaria del Pastel de Piel de Patata de Guernsey es una deliciosa y conmovedora novela epistolar que se ha convertido en un clásico indiscutible sobre el poder de la palabra y el valor de la literatura como refugio y consuelo en tiempos difíciles.

En un Londres devastado por las bombas y que empieza a recuperarse de las terribles heridas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Juliet Ashton, una joven escritora en busca de inspiración novelesca, recibe la carta de un desconocido llamado Dawsey Adams. El hombre, que vive en la isla de Guernsey, un pequeño enclave en el canal de la Mancha, está leyendo un libro de Charles Lamb que había pertenecido con anterioridad a Juliet. ¿Cómo ha llegado ese ejemplar hasta Guernsey? ¿Por qué Dawsey decide ponerse en contacto con Juliet?

Dawsey es miembro del club de lectura La Sociedad Literaria del Pastel de Piel de Patata de Guernsey, creado en circunstancias difíciles durante la contienda, una rareza en tiempos de ocupación alemana. Cuando Juliet acepta la invitación de estos excéntricos lectores para visitar Guernsey, entiende que ellos y su increíble sociedad literaria serán los personajes de su nueva novela, y su vida dará un vuelco para siempre.

Una historia humana y divertida, que transmite una intensa pasión por los libros y reivindica la formidable capacidad de la lectura para unir a personas de distintos gustos, culturas e ideologías.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM • A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

“Treat yourself to this book, please—I can’t recommend it highly enough.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

“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.

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