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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Large Print)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Large Print Author:Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows It's January 1946 and London is emerging from the shadow of World War II. Author Juliet Ashton is having a terrible time finding inspiration for her next book when she gets a letter from Dawsey Adams from Guernsey, a British island that had been occupied by the Nazis. He found her address in an old Charles Lamb volume and thinks she might be... more » able to help him learn more about the author.As Juliet and Dawsey exchange letters, she learns about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a unique book club formed on the spur of the moment, as a alibi to protect its members from arrest by the Germans. Captivated, Juliet sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds there will change her life forever. This book is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.« less
When I first started the book I thought the letter format would be a distraction and I would not be able to get into the story. I was wrong! After the first few letters I was hooked, and grew increasingly more hooked as the book went on.
I saw the Masterpiece Theater Mini-series Island at War before I read the book, so I could see the island in my mind's eye as I read. I strongly recommend pairing the movie with the book; two different stories about German occupation of the channel islands, both very well done.