The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Juliet Ashton, a writer living in post-WW2 London, receives a letter from man in Guernsey named Dawsey Adams. Dawsey found Juliet's name and address in a book by Charles Lamb that previously belonged to Juliet. Dawsey would like to know if Juliet can find more books by the author in London, as he would like to read them for his book club, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
Intrigued by the unusually named group, Juliet begins corresponding with Dawsey and eventually other members of the society. Through this correspondence, she learns how the group came into being, how it obtained its bizarre name, and what life was like on the island of Guernsey during the German occupation.
Mary Ann Schafer's epistolary novel combines historical fiction with romance, and keeps the you turning page after page until the very end.
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