Saturday, February 14, 2009

Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Title The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Barrows, Annie
Mary Ann Shaffer
Rating *****
Tags fiction, letters, world war ii, nazis, guernsey

I first heard about this book on a list of the best books of 2008, and after reading it, I agree with that assessment. The book is written as a series of letters between a group of people post World War II. A woman writer becomes involved with a group of people living on the island of Guernsey, which was ocupied by the Nazis during the war. The characters get to know each other through the letters, then in person. There is great humor and warmth here, plus the memory of tragedy and pain.

Highly, highly, highly recommended!

Other authors
Barrows, Annie

Author – Barrows, Annie
Publication The Dial Press (2008), Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date 2008
ISBN 0385340990 / 9780385340991

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