Monday, June 8, 2009

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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

rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this book! Written through a series of letters, you get fresh insight on all the characters. Particularly enjoyable is the fact that it takes place during WWII, a tragic time in our world's history, but it isn't overwhelmingly depressing and sad. Of course sad things happen, but it is mixed with laughter, love, and true friendship. I also enjoyed that books and literature were what helped this group of friends make it through such a hard time. Loved the book. Recommend it to all. Everyone in our book club loved it too (which is a relief since I picked it and led the discussion.)


D-n-E said...

I loved this book too. We just read it for our book club too. I loved how she was able to include personalities of all those characters through the letter format. I don't think she could have done it any other way without it getting confusing. Didn't you just want Elizabeth to be alive, but you knew she probably wouldn't be? So many things to like about the book.

Rob and Marseille said...

I just put it on hold at our library...I'm number 55. Good thing there are 15 copies.


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