Book Club in a Box: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
Guernsey is one of four British Channel Islands that was occupied for five years (1940-1945) by the Nazis. This extraordinary story is one that few people, except for historians, are aware of. Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows have recreated the wartime atmosphere in postwar London and Guernsey through the journalist, Juliet Ashton, and her relationship with the islanders...more
Paperback, 78 pages
Published August 17th 2010 by Bookclub-In-A-Box
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I really enjoyed the style of this book. It felt at times that you were a voyeur, snooping through the personal letters of aged aunt. There were moments I felt joy, sadness, outrage. Moments I laughed out loud and moments that I could have cried at. Unfortunately the latter quarter of the book felt rushed, the easy pace and subtle intricacies seemed to disappear, resulting in, for me, a feeling that things were not resolved and that there was much more that needed to be said. Overall though, a g...more
As an educator, school librarian, writer, book-talk presenter and facilitator, Marilyn loves to read and talk about books. Her enthusiasm for reading and sharing led her to unite her two favorite things: people and pages. In turn, this led to the creation of Bookclub-in-a-Box, the ultimate discussion companion for contemporary works of literary fiction. Marilyn is always looking for a great debate...moreMore about Marilyn Herbert...