The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – 31 Days of Great Books – Book 6

standard October 7, 2013 Leave a response
Book 6
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
When I was a kid I read Dear Mr Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary and fell in love with the epistolary genre. There’s just something magical about letters. As a writer I can now truly appreciate how hard it is to craft an amazing and full story just through letters from one character to another.
This book (which I’ve already raved about before) oozes pure magic. It’s the story of the people on a tiny island off the coast of England, stranded and isolated during the German invasion, doing their best to get on with the business of living.
It’s an utterly charming novel that will lead you through every emotion possible as you fall deeper and deeper in love with the characters and with the isle of Guernsey.
 
Read this if: You’re a sucker for love stories or war stories. If you like novels that follow a slightly uncommon format. If you enjoy beautiful writing. If you miss the lost art of letter writing.
Would this make a good book club book? Absolutely. You’ll want to discuss unconventional love. Survival in times of struggle. Community. And of course, letter writing.

Want to read the other books on this list? Here they are!

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