Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I can't believe I haven't recommended a book in practically a year! I certainly haven't quit reading good ones. My bookclub just read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and it was absolutely delightful.
It tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during WWII. I usually do not enjoy books that are written in letter form, but this one was wonderful. The Guernsey community comes alive and welcomes you right into the book and the main character Juliet is like the friend you want and the friend you want to be.
I just absolutely loved this book. Do not let the odd name deter you! It is a rare and wonderfully written literary treat.

1 comment:

Kirstine and David said...

I have read this one too. One of the things that attracted me was the title. I love crazy titles that make you wonder. It was an awesome book, too.