Monday, December 22, 2008
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
I happily recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Told in a series of letters, it tells about the German occupation of Guernsey Island during World War II. The letter format takes a bit of getting used to, but I think it adds to the charm of the narrative. Pay attention to who is writing to whom, and you won't get lost. The story is sad and poignant, but also laugh out loud funny. I thought it was wonderful and would make a good book for discussion groups. Read it.