Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Rated PG
This book has one of the most confusing titles in the history of the world, which makes it kind of hard to plug during casual conversations ("The Guernsey who?"), but I will definitely plug it here. Set just after World War II, this book follows Juliet, an author who is drawn into a unusual new circle of friends based on an exchange of letters. A celebration of the written word and the power of human relationships, for me Juliet's story was Immensely Satisfying. This book has a long waiting list (at least at my local library), but it doesn't matter, it belongs on your bookshelf permanently.
Rated PG for a smattering of curse words, less than a dozen in the whole book.
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