The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

guernsey_potato_pieMary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

What a charming book! Composed solely of letters and telegrams, this is the story of writer Juliet Ashton, who after the Second World War in England starts a correspondence with the members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She grows attached to them and learns about what happened on this Channel Island when it was occupied by the Germans. The book is replete with unforgettable characters, like Dawsey, a charming but quiet villager, Mark a dashing American millionaire, Isola, the kind local witch, and Elizabeth, a brave nurse.