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Friday, January 2, 2009

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

A chance letter, written by a native of the Island of Guernsey to writer Julie Ashton, begins an exchange that draws Julie into this man’s world and the world of his charming, funny and deeply human friends. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was born at the spur of the moment as an alibi to divert the Germans occupying the island when the residents were found out after curfew. The book is written as a series of letters. It is a celebration of the resiliency of captives surviving captivity.


Anonymous said...

This was an incredible book and I learned so much about the German occupation of the Guernsey Islands. It must have been quite awful, but the story is positive and engaging

Samantha said...

I absolutely loved it! It made me want to visit Guernsey island. The characters are quirky and fun. The story is at moments: moving, funny, heartbreaking, and hillarious. This is a must read.

Robyn B said...

I downloaded this from Overdrive eaudiobooks. I don't care much for books written in the letter format (letters back and forth to people) but I did enjoy the story. It was very interesting to read about life shortly after World War II.