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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
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Mar 10, 09

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction
Read in January, 2008

Absolutely wonderful -- reminiscent of 84 Charing Cross Road -- story and characters revealed through letters to each other, primarily from -- or to -- the protagonist Juliet, an author and lover of books in London, immediately after WWII. As she researches her next book, she begins a correspondence with residents of the Guernsey Islands and learns about their trials and tribulations during the German occupation of their home. This was an enchanting book that you don't want to end -- and pray there will be a sequel so you can continue your adoring involvement with these beautifully cast characters. This book was a gem.

A lovely excerpt: "I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true."

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