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Review: the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

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I bought this book on the airport on my way to Carins. I was 17 at the time, and this book has left an impression on me. I’m 22 now and this book STILL has a special place in my heart.

The book is about Juliet, a newspaper columnist. One day she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams, a guy from Guernsey. He found a book she once owned and decided to write her. The book follows all the letters between Dawsey and Juliet, but also the other people from the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, in the aftermath of world war II.

Oh bless this book. It’s so precious. The entire book is based on the letters, so there’s no dialogue, just letters. You see the life of these people, how they develop, how they are human, and you see them loving.
You learn to know all of these people, how they survive after the war and how it affected them, and you feel so involved in the story. You are part of the story. You feel like you are part of this community, of these people.

Honestly I can’t describe to you how special this book is. You really need to read it for yourself.

You can buy this book here.

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