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What the community says about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
- "This is a different sort of WWII novel in that it takes place post-war but relates events from the war. It is an epistolary novel and one has to get used to the various letter-writers. The chapter headings indicate a change in narrator but the voice is not always that different and so the events within in the narrative have to remind the reader of who is talking. Eventually that is not much of an issue as the narrators become fewer. The story is original and at times amusing and/or poignant. The literary references are fun...the more one has read, the more one has insights into the ironies or asides. I recommend it highly as an original, interesting, historically unique perspective on WWII."
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- "I wasn't sure what to think of this book before reading it, given the funny title, but I'm so glad I didn't overlook it. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is an enchanting novel full of wit and personality. The story, somewhat unusually told only through character correspondence, was engaging and quite enchanting!"
- "I needed to find the best lighthearted literary work. I found The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It's a historical novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It's set in 1946. It tells the tale of Juliet Ashton and her involvement with a titular society's members. I really enjoyed this book. My friends loved it and so do I. Check it out!"
- "This is one of the most original and entertaining pieces of historical fiction. The story of some residents on the island of Guernsey take you through their experiences during World War II. The story is told through letters, which is such a refreshing way to read about their lives. It is funny, informational and entertaining- a must read."
- "I recently read the book "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", and I really liked it. This book is an historical novel about Juliet Ashton, a writer who used to have a correspondence with members of the titular society. Really interesting and well written!"
- "Really engaging and witty. Took me a while to figure out who was who -- and when I finished it, I went back and re-read the first couple of chapters, which is a habit of mine and helps me understand the rest of the book better. I learned a lot about history that I had not known, and the book is well researched. Great read for the gals!"