Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Society

Summary: “ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

This was July's Book Club book. It was quite a delightful book. It does take a few pages to grasp a hold of who the characters are and how the book is written.

It is written as a series of letters from different people to this lady Juliet. She through these letters you see how she discovers more about herself and has changes to her life that couldn't happen anyway else. I'm really not good at writing reviews so if you want to know more about this particualar book check out Booking Mama's Review of it.

You should check it out, its defintaly an interesting and different read.

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