The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel By Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385341004
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - May 5th, 2009

Despite the off-putting title, you will find yourself falling for the quiet charm of this original novel. Set mostly on the Channel Islands immediately after World War II, it tells the story of a group of hardy people who survived the German occupation, and an author's determination to make their struggle and perseverance known to the world. The book is comprised of the letters sent by the various characters, each an individual and each, in his own way, very memorable. As Germany collapsed, the soldiers stationed on the islands suffered along with the inhabitants and one of the more admirable aspects of this book is its compassion for them. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves