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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

My friends, have you read this book? It. Is. Awesome. I was so sad when it was over! I wanted more more more! My book club read it before I joined and they kept telling me I HAD to read it. So, I listened to them. Here is the book description:

"January1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man shes's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends- and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society- born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island- boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society's members, learning about their island, their taste in books , and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever. Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways. (From the Hardcover-edition)"
The characters in the story are all so endearing and funny and quirky. I just loved it. If you read it, I hope you love it too!
Happy reading,

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