The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
completed February 2010
Juliet Ashton, in post World War II London, is searching for an idea for her next book. She receives a letter from a man of the island of Guernsey that sparks her interest. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is written entirely in letters from many different characters. Juliet forges friendships with the people in Guernsey as she learns about the formation of their society during the time of the war.
I started this book one evening and read through the night until I had finished. I loved this book! I loved the letter format and the quirky characters. The ending seemed a little forced, but if your in the mood for an upbeat book, it fits just perfectly. The story of the formation of the society overlaps with the occupation of the island by Nazi troops. For being a book that deals with WWII, it was surprisingly not depressing.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a satisfying clean read.