The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

guernseyIf you’re looking for a fun summer read, this is your book.  It’s a story about a writer who stumbles upon the stories of a group who lived through the occupation of Guernsey island during the second world war.  She comes to love the people after a visit that turns into a longer stay.

The whole story is told through correspondence, which at times felt a little contrived.  If key people were in proximity, then new people were found with whom to correspond.  Often correspondence happens between people living down the street.

I listened to the book as an audio book and I think that helped separate all of the different letters from different characters.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was surprised by all I learned about the WWII occupation of the island.

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