Monday, May 25, 2009

the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society by mary ann shaffer and annie barrows

i adored this book! it takes place at the end of world war ii and is full of history and human experience. the story is told through correspondence primarily between juliet ashton and the inhabitants of the island guernsey. during wwii guernsey is occupied by the germans. a group of the islanders find themselves in a literary society in order to provide themselves with an alibi after an illegal pig roast. the correspondents tell their stories and how literature and friendship helped them find strength and solace in those uncertain times.

it tells the story of brave individuals to stood up to their enemies and held on to their compassion and humanity to the very end.

we also see how friendship and love help us to move forward and begin to live again after devastating experiences.

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