The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer
This charming book is told entirely through correspondence to an author Juliet Ashton. At the end of the Second World War the residents of England are still reeling. Juliet, who wrote a humorous column for a national newspaper during the war, finds herself in need of new material. She strikes up a friendship with islanders who formed a book club while Guernsey was occupied by German soldiers. I was able to gain a real sense of character from the letters and was rooting for the main character to find a connection that might allow her to make Guernsey her home.
I have a confession to make. I borrowed the print version and had a little trouble getting into it. It was a short loan and there were others waiting for it. Wanting to finish the book, I downloaded a copy from Overdrive and loaded it onto my little MP3 player. I thoroughly enjoyed the charming accents of the narrators and had to prolong my drive so I could finish this lovely story. I highly recommend this book for book clubs!