Read with me in December: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Join me in December for Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ The Geurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book about the experience of Guernsey residents living under German occupation during World War II that’s been highly recommended for book-lovers.

Click here to read an excerpt. Click here to reserve your copy.

If you’ve already started the book, how do you like the epistolary style of storytelling? Do you think the narrative is best served through letters? What advantages or disadvantages are there to this versus the straight narrative form?

For those readers keeping track of the books mentioned in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, here’s an annotated list from the publisher’s website.

Want to know more about Guernsey and it’s fascinating history? Here’s a brief overview of the history of the island, photos and maps of the area, and a link to the German Occupation Society (Guernsey Branch) with more information about the facilities built by the Germans and profiles of German military personnel who were stationed in Guernsey.

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