“I have gone to [bookshops] for years, always finding the one book I wanted – and then three more I hadn’t known I wanted.”
I want to give this book a hug and skip on the sidewalk with it, holding hands. I loved the storyline, I loved the idea, I loved the time period, I loved the style in which is was written… I simply loved this book. Two points Liz for the recommendation! It was a great one for Book Club :).
Yes, the name is a little crazy, but The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society by Annie Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer is such a treat. The book is written all through letters. Much like my beloved and top three all-time favorites Dracula, I love this style of letters (although Dracula has journal entries and such as well). The colorful characters, the setting (Europe & post-WWII), it was so easy to get drawn into their lives.
January 1946: writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.
After one letter I kinda fell in love with Dawsey. Just throwing it out there. And in my book you can fall in love with fictional characters. And Juliet! Her sarcasm kept me laughing and we could totally be friends. I’ve been known to practice the art of sarcasm on occasion.
You should read it! It’s romantic, heroic and enchanting!
P.S. How fun is it that aunt and niece worked on this together?!?