The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by Mary Ann Shaffer | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0385341008 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Melydia of Rockville, Maryland USA on 3/13/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by Melydia from Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, March 13, 2022
Picked up at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School PTSA used book sale in Bethesda, MD.

I can see why this story resonates with so many BookCrossers: it's all about people connecting through books. The setting is England, 1946, and everyone is still recovering from World War II. Journalist Juliet Ashton receives a letter from Dawsey Adams, a man living on Guernsey Island who purchased a secondhand book with her address inside the front cover. He writes her to ask for the addresses of bookshops he could contact to get more books by Charles Lamb. Thus Juliet is introduced to the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a group formed during the German occupation of the Channel Islands. I feel a little silly for not knowing about the occupation, though WWII was never covered in any depth in my schooling.

I am so in love with this book. It's told as a more realistic epistolary than most, in that people actually write the way most people write letters, as opposed to sharing novels with verbatim dialogue and fancy descriptive passages. Even so, the characters are unique, believable, and very memorable. I laughed out loud; I got choked up; I worried; I cheered. In other words, I was completely sucked in to the story. I didn't want it to end. Highly recommended.

Registered in Rockville, Maryland, USA.

Journal Entry 2 by wingBCinDCwing at Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA on Monday, April 25, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (5/21/2022 UTC) at Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

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Journal Entry 3 by Melydia at Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, May 23, 2022
This was leftover at the end of the 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival. I hope to continue its journey soon.

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