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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

You never know when or where you'll find a book recommendation.  I was attending a memorial service for a friend's mother, when one of the speakers mentioned The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  My curiosity was peeked. 

The story takes place shortly after the end of WWII and is told through a series of letters.  The main character is Juliet Ashton, a writer looking for a new story.  She becomes friends with the Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society members and goes to visit them.

The story tells about how the islanders survived the occupation.  All of this is told to Juliet as she becomes friends with the islanders and finds out how the literary society came to be.  I had no idea that the Channel Island's had been occupied during the war.  Yes, sort of a war book, with sad moments, but also with great humor. 

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 
9780385340991

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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You never know when or where you'll find a book recommendation.  I was attending a memorial service for a friend's mother, when one of the speakers mentioned The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  My curiosity was peeked. 

The story takes place shortly after the end of WWII and is told through a series of letters.  The main character is Juliet Ashton, a writer looking for a new story.  She becomes friends with the Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society members and goes to visit them.

The story tells about how the islanders survived the occupation.  All of this is told to Juliet as she becomes friends with the islanders and finds out how the literary society came to be.  I had no idea that the Channel Island's had been occupied during the war.  Yes, sort of a war book, with sad moments, but also with great humor. 

book

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 
9780385340991

Posted by Suzann Breed-Middleton at 05/21/2012 01:30:23 PM | 


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