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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Adult Fiction SHAFFER

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Molly D said:
I looked forward to picking it back up again.
posted Feb 9, 2012 at 6:05AM
Westonka Winter Jackets Recommends said:
Very quick read and interesting story about occupancy in WWII. Great story. Great writing.
posted Feb 13, 2012 at 6:47PM
LDP said:
This was endearing , poignant , fun - perhaps silly at times - but I really liked it . Sorry we won't have more from Mary Ann Shaffer .
posted May 12, 2012 at 3:44PM
Avatar for Marsap Marsap said:
It's 1946, WWII has ended, and Juliet Ashton is on a book tour around England for her recently published book. A surprise letter from a complete stranger from one of the Channel Islands, Guernsey, begins a friendship with the letter writer and Juliet, as well as a friendship with members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Through this series of letters, we learn of the occupation of the island (for 5 years of the war) and the treatment of its citizens by the Germans (some god—and some terrible), the resiliency and stories of the islanders and of course the joys of reading. I would highly recommend this book. The story and its characters are charming, funny, sweet, and thoughtful. 4 ½ stars out of 5.
posted Feb 3, 2014 at 3:12PM
Champlin Library Staff said:
A wonderful, heartwarming read, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society highlights the ways books can comfort and connect people in very hard times. A writer in postwar London corresponds with a circle of friends in the Channel Islands, learning about the ways they coped with the Nazi occupation.
posted May 6, 2014 at 3:46PM
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Receives letters from a man she has never met from the island of Guernsey; drawn into the world of Guernsey and its people; learns how the war impacted their lives; journeys to Guernsey to meet the people she has been writing to.

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