There are few books that have made me smile the way “The
Guernsey Literary and Potato Pile Pie Society,” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie
Barrows. The novel is a series of letters between London journalist Juliet
Ashton and members of a book club based out of Guernsey during World War II. January
1946: Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of
the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as
extraordinary as its name. So you’ll get a little history lesson, as well.
For those of you who find it hard to get through a book, I
promise this is a page-turner. The tone is so delightful and the chapters are
short making it easy to read. This is a great book to enjoy with friends.
You’ll just want to talk about it!
With each letter you read, your spirits will be instantly
lifted by these island residents who have very little but so much to offer. Get
your friends together and enjoy!