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232: Book-to-Film Adaptation Discussion:THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY


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In this episode, Jen and Sara discuss 2018's adaptation of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows's The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Libro.fm | Bookshop.org). They discuss this movie--what they liked, what they didn't, and their overall feelings about the adaptation. Check it out and let us know what you think! And don't miss their discussion on the book in last week's episode!






Bookish Check-in

Jen - T. E. Kinsey’s The Burning Issue of the Day (read by Elizabeth Knowelden) (Libro.fm | Bookshop.org)

Sara - Jane Pek’s The Verifiers (Libro.fm | Bookshop.org)



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Book Cover of The Verifiers by Jane Pek

Jane Pek's The Verifiers


From the publisher:

"Claudia is used to disregarding her fractious family’s model-minority expectations: she has no interest in finding either a conventional career or a nice Chinese boy. She’s also used to keeping secrets from them, such as that she prefers girls—and that she's just been stealth-recruited by Veracity, a referrals-only online-dating detective agency.


"A lifelong mystery reader who wrote her senior thesis on Jane Austen, Claudia believes she's landed her ideal job. But when a client vanishes, Claudia breaks protocol to investigate—and uncovers a maelstrom of personal and corporate deceit. Part literary mystery, part family story, The Verifiers is a clever and incisive examination of how technology shapes our choices, and the nature of romantic love in the digital age."




Book Cover of The Burning Issue of the Day by T.E. Kinsey

T. E. Kinsey’s The Burning Issue of the Day


From the publisher:

"January 1910. A journalist has been killed in a suspicious blaze. Everything points to a group of suffragettes, but the apparent culprit insists she is innocent.


"When Lady Hardcastle receives a letter from a suffragette requesting her urgent help, the retired spy turned sleuth knows only she stands between an accused young woman and the gallows. Evidence at the scene makes Lizzie Worrel’s innocence difficult to believe, and with the police treating it as an open-and-shut case of arson, Lady Hardcastle faces a barrage of resistance as she tries to dig out the truth.


"With her trusted maid and confidante, the formidable Flo, Lady Hardcastle sets off in pursuit of the truth as time runs out for the accused suffragette. Was she set up? And if so, is the real culprit a traitor to the cause - or part of a darker conspiracy?"


 

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