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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
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Sep 10, 2009

it was amazing
Read in October, 2009

The first epistolary novel that hasn't driven me up the wall, and actually engaging at the same time. This book gives you the realities and history of the German Occupation of the Island of Guernsey during WWII. Through letters, you learn of the demoralizing effects of living in occupied territory, but also the humanity and relief and solice the people of Guernsey found through reading. The characters feel like people you know, the letters connect well, and the themes are thought-provoking. And, although I didn't expect to, I laughed out-loud often (and, even more rare, teared up once, when Kit showed Juliet her special box containing the only things she had left of her parents).

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Heather Thanks for the review. Now, I am even more excited to read this book.

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