Summer

27 October 2010

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows



From the back of the BOCD: A moving tale of love and courage, THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY starts in 1946 when the residents of Guernsey---an English Channel island that was heavily occupied by Nazis during the war---begin recounting their experiences through letters.
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I really do not know what took me so long to read this book unless I was waiting for it come out in audio with Recorded Books. I am so glad I listened to this lovely book with narrators Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, and Juliet Mills telling the story.
I enjoyed the way the tale was told through the letters and telegrams written between the characters, the author wanting to tell the story once she discovered there was a story to tell of the occupation of the Nazis on Guernsey and the inhabitants of the island and how they coped.
I'm not sure who was my favorite character, there were so many unique individuals.
I know I want to visit this island and wish that I could meet these people.
I can highly recommend this story to anyone who wishes to read or listen to a wonderful book.
I can't think of anything else that the gazillion of other glowing reviewers did...so I will stop....A big bowl of pearls for this...

5 comments:

Mary said...

It was one of my favorites last year. Glad you enjoyed it too!

Sherri said...

I loved that book when I read it last year!

Vickie said...

Mary and Sherri: I heard about the book from you two among other trusted peeps. Glad I listened.

Thoughts of Joy said...

Wasn't this just fantastic!?! I loved it.

Kris said...

So glad you enjoyed this one! I just adored the audio version of this book. One of my top books so far this year.