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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
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Jun 03, 12

bookshelves: historical-fiction, history, fiction, romance, war
Read from May 01 to June 03, 2012

I found The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society rather tedious due to the letter format throughout the book. It was difficult to keep track of the characters and I struggled to identify with them and get a sense of their motives or feelings. Towards the end the book became fairly clichéd and predictable, but overall it was a tremendous first novel by Mary Ann Shaffer, who sadly died before she could see her masterpiece published and a inspiring effort from her niece Annie Barrows, for ensuring that her legacy was given to the literary world.

Memorable Quotes
"What was it, then? Drink? Other women? A touch of the old Oscar Wilde?"

"Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books."

"He could talk an angel out of heaven if he chose to speak..."

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