The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Nobody in the book club wanted the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society to end. The characters in the novel were so vivid and alive you felt as if you had made new friends and the book’s ending was the end of that friendship.
The novel is a series of letters written to and from Juliet Ashton, a writer living in England after WWII, and her publisher and the inhabitants of Guernsey Island. A chance letter written to her from a man living on the Island of Guernsey who happened to find her name in a book by an author he is enamored with grows into a correspondence with him. Through their letters and letters of the society’s member Juliet learns about this Island’s eccentric and corky people. How they managed to get through WWII, start the literary society and how they are rebuilding their lives.
Drawn into their lives through the letters, Juliet decides to visit Guernsey and her life is changed forever.
The book is written with warmth and humor and so engaging you won’t want to put it down.