Friday, September 19, 2008

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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

rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have to admit. When I originally read the description of this book, it didn't sound all that enthralling. But, then I read so many great reviews (plus I'm such a sucker for an epistolary novel) that I was anxious to get my hands on it.

TGLAPPPS (I'm not typing that whole thing out) is a story set after the close of WWII. Juliet is a 30-something single British writer who is desperately trying to come up with suitable material for the post-war society. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from a man on the island of Guernsey who found her name in a copy of a book he grew to love during the war. Juliet decides to investigate the history of Guernsey, its people, and the events that occurred on their island during their German occupation. In so doing, she meets an eclectic and lovable group of characters (made up from TGLAPPPS) that will have you laughing with them and sharing their sorrows.

A fun, yet at times appropriately serious novel that I definitely recommend.

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Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to move that one closer to the top of my pile.

Ladytink_534 said...

I've heard so many good things about this since it came out! I'll have to get to it eventually.

Anonymous said...

I bought this book a couple of weeks ago. I have a few books to finish up before I can read it, but I can't wait. I love books set around WWII.

Sarah McBride said...

I got mine in the mail on Wednesday. I started reading it last night, and so far have found it really good.

Sandra said...

I really liked this one too. I reviewed it here:

I'm sorry, but except where it provides a gadget, I don't know how to make a word link.

Heather said...

I'm also a sucker for an epistolary novel, and this one did not disappoint. :) Here's my review.