Thursday, December 10, 2009

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

The story of the German occupation of Guernsey during World War II, told in the form of letters.  Writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a resident of Guernsey in January, 1946, and begins corresponding with him.  She asks him for details about the Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society so that she can write an article about it.  Other members of the Society write to her, and eventually she goes to Guernsey.  I thought it would be difficult to follow a story told in letters, but it wasn't.  Many people's points of view were presented that way.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and rate it 5 out of 5.

3 comments:

Pamela said...

I loved this book. Read it a couple of months ago. I also thought it might be difficult to follow but was pleasantly surprised.

The Idaho Beauty said...

My niece in Michigan just recommended this to me, and then I found out a girlfriend in Wisconsin will be reading it as part of her Mom's Club reading group. Now YOU are reviewing it. Where are you finding these titles?

Anna said...

We posted your review on War Through the Generations.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric