The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Peel Society

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Aside from absolutely hating the title of this book (waaaay too long), it's quite a lovely story.  Almost too lovely.  I enjoyed reading this book, written entirely as a series of letters, but I was never in a hurry to finish it.  The characters were interesting, but not especially compelling, as they told of life on the British island of Guernsey once occupied by the Nazis.  I would pick it up and continue reading, but never felt compelled to see how it ends.  I did eventually finish it (just this week) and would call it worth reading, most especially a very touching scene concerning the death of one of the characters in a Nazi concentration camp.  I read those particular pages more than once and cried each time.

Kathleen M., Administration

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