After dark musings of a sleep-deprived mother reading through the night while the rest of the world sleeps.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
I know what you all are thinking right now....she is reading ANOTHER book about the World War II era??? Yes, yes- I am, or was, as it were. And, what a grand book it was!
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows takes place on the island of Guernsey just following World War II. Juliet Ashton, a writer, is looking for her next subject. She finds it in a letter from a man she's never before met, from Guernsey, the British island that had previously been occupied by the Nazis. This book is entirely made up of a series of letters from many people, in which the amazing story of the Guernsey occupation come to light.
This insomniac's opinion:
An absolutely delightful read. Even when dealing with a very serious subject matter this book is full of heart and humor. It also made me long for the days of long letters via snail mail. How I long for Juliet to not be a fictional character so that we may become beloved pen pals!
Worth staying up to read?
Absolutely! Warn your spouse that your reading light may stay on all night long....