Monday, January 12, 2009

The World's Longest Title

Thanks to everyone who commented on my renovations!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Anne Barrows
5 stars
R-1? if that.

Loved loved loved this book! I actually read it in October on a friend's recommendation, and now I find it on the new Reader's Choice list! Here's a brief summary:
A chance letter, written by a native of the Island of Guernsey to writer Julie Ashton, begins an exchange that draws Julie into this man's world and the world of his charming, funny and deeply human friends. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was born at the spur of the moment as an alibi to divert the Germans occupying the island when the residents were found out after curfew. The book is written as a series of letters. It is a celebration of the resiliency of captives surviving captivity.

This book was well-written, entertaining, and fascinating. The characters are wonderful.

What's your favorite WWII novel? It seems like I've read several lately... and they pop up on the Reader's Choice lists all the time. Is it because they are well-written or because there are just sooooo many of them?

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