• The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE 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 ...

    • Brand: Dial Press
    • ASIN: 0385341008

  • Sweet Potato Pie

    During a drought in the early 1900s, a large loving African American family finds a delicious way to earn the money they need to save their family farm.

    • ASIN: 1600602770

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Guide for Book Clubs (The Reading Room Book Group Notes)

    There can be no doubt that the amount of research book group members get around to before a meeting directly impacts on how well the book club goes. An abundance of ideas lead to more entertaining discussions. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time to read the book group choice and trawl through academic study guides, reviews and literary websites, searching for inspiration.The Reading Room Book Group Guides are designed to help you get the absolute best from your book club meetings. Written to bridge the gap between overly academic study guides and some of the inaccurate web information available, the companion guides are thoroughly researched but written in an accessible style to suit readers from all backgrounds. Bring the guides along to your meetings and you will have a wealth of useful information to draw on at your fingertips. A comprehensive guide to this contemporary classic, this book includes 15 thought-provoking Discussion Questions for your group to discuss; useful background literary and historical information; biographies of the authors; a detailed plot summary, notes on themes; lists of recommended further reading, a quiz and even a recipe to make your own Potato Peel Pie.**Amazon Reviews for the Reading Room Book Group Notes:**"Belong to a small book club and ...


  • Biscuits, Spoonbread & Sweet Potato Pie (Knopf Cooks American)

    A study of the breads, sweets, and desserts of Southern United States cuisine features 150 recipes for treats ranging from butter pecan ice cream to Mississippi praline pound cake, accompanied by historical notes, cooking lore, and personal reminiscences

    • ASIN: 039455941X

  • Sweetie Pie's Cookbook: Soulful Southern Recipes, from My Family to Yours

    The beloved owner of the wildly popular Sweetie Pie's restaurant, and star of the OWN reality television show Welcome to Sweetie Pie's shares recipes for her renowned soul food and the lessons she's learned on the path to success.Growing up in Mississippi and St. Louis, Robbie Montgomery, the oldest of nine children, was often responsible for putting meals on the family table. Working side by side with her mother in their St. Louis kitchen, Robbie learned to prepare dozens of classic soul food dishes.Now, at seventy-two, Miss Robbie passes down those traditions for generations of fans to enjoy in Sweetie Pie's Cookbook. Robbie takes you into the kitchen to prepare her most favored meals—smothered pork chops, salmon croquettes, baked chicken—and tells you heartfelt and humorous stories, including amazing tales from her life at the restaurant and on the road as a back-up singer. Miss Robbie began her culinary career on the road—in the segregated America of the1960s, finding welcoming restaurants in small cities and towns was often challenging for African-Americans. When a collapsed lung prematurely ended her singing career, Miss Robbie returned to St. Louis, using her formidable cooking talent to open a soul food restaurant that would make her legend.Through her show and this...

    • ASIN: B00SRYUWU4

  • Potato Pie and Cherry Pickle: Vintage Recipes from Pennsylvania's Historic Bucks County

    The heritage recipe books of Bucks County are full of unusual and delectable recipes: lamb terrapin, breaded carrots, cocoa-molasses fudge, and lemon-apple pie. However, their outdated terminology and vague measurements can make recreating these dishes a challenge for the cooks of today. In Potato Pie and Cherry Pickle, ninety of these recipes, carefully selected from old community cookbooks and recipe collections, have been updated and re-written for the use of the modern home cook. The area’s rich history and culture is also reflected in a series of “Bucks County spotlights” that appear throughout the book, featuring sites of historical and culinary interest. The book is divided into ten chapters, and every recipe is illustrated by a full-color photograph. The influence of the Pennsylvania German community is evident in a number of the recipes, including quaintly-named dishes such as Boova Shenkel, Tokey, and Boofers. English cuisine, brought over by the Quakers who originally founded the county, has also left its mark with Figgy Pudding, Graham Soda Bread, and Tomato Rarebit. If you have an interest in food history, are intrigued by vintage recipes, or merely enjoy good food, this book is for you!

    • ASIN: 0988668246

  • Sweet Potato Pie (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1)

    Everybody's happy.  Why, oh, why?  Grandma's baking...sweet potato pie! That's why!  

    • Brand: Brand: Random House Books for Young Readers
    • ASIN: 0679864407

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Book Analysis): Complete Summary and Book Analysis (BrightSummaries.com)

    Unlock the more straightforward side of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, which tells the story of Juliet Ashton, a writer who one day is contacted by a man living in Guernsey. Through a series of letters exchanged with him and other residents of the island, Juliet acquires first-hand information about life under Nazi occupation and discovers how reading helped to keep the islanders alive. The book received the Indies Choice Book Award for Best Indie Buzz Book (Fiction) and reached the top of the New York Times Best Seller List for paperback trade fiction. Mary Ann Shaffer was an American writer and editor who died before seeing the publication of her first and only novel. Before she passed away, she asked her niece Annie Barrows, a children’s author, to finish the editing and rewriting of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Find out everything you need to know about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society in a fraction of the time!This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you:•A complete plot summary•Character studies•Key themes and sym...

    • ASIN: B01M9AJYJU