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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society / The Far Pavilions | November, 2009 November 1, 2009

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows and The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye

Selected by Coy Worthen

      

From Amazon.com (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society):

January 1946: writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

From Amazon.com (The Far Pavilions):

When The Far Pavilions was first published nineteen years ago, it moved the critic Edmund Fuller to write this: “Were Miss Kaye to produce no other book, The Far Pavilions might stand as a lasting accomplishment in a single work comparable to Margaret Mitchell’s achievement in Gond With the Wind.”

From its beginning in the foothills of the towering Himalayas, M.M. Kaye’s masterwork is a vast, rich and vibrant tapestry of love and war that ranks with the greatest panoramic sagas of modern fiction.

The Far Pavilions is itself a Himalayan achievement, a book we hate to see come to an end. it is a passionate, triumphant story that excites us, fills us with joy, move us to tears, satisfies us deeply, and helps us remember just what it is we want most from a novel.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society       The Far Pavilions