I’m especially excited about this month’s book selection, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, since everyone I meet who has read the book can’t stop raving about it.
In January of 1946 writer Juliet 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, of ordinary people committing acts of resistance during World War II, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.
People Magazine called the book “A jewel...Poignant and keenly observed...A small masterpiece about love, war and the immeasurable sustenance to be found in good books and good friends.” The Christian Science Monitor reviewer said, “I’ve never wanted to join a [book] club as desperately as I did while reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Peel Society.”
Luckily, you can join our club. Read along and let us know what you think.