The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Authors: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Short Summary:
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a novel written entirely in letters. Taking place in the late 1940’s, this book takes us into the life of Juliet Ashton, a writer living in London post World War II. She receives a letter from a man named Dawsey Adams due to a literary coincidence. Dawsey lives on the island of Guernsey off the coast of Normandy. This one letter leads to a series of correspondence between Juliet and many of the people of Guernsey. She learns of their lives during the German occupation and soon considers them dear friends even though she hasn’t met a single one.

My Thoughts:
There were many things I enjoyed about this book. The most enjoyable being the character of Juliet. She was so likable, had whit, sarcasm, charisma, and a strong sense of self. Her voice throughout the novel made it a delight to read. Continue reading