Looking for your next read? Check out The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Swalena G.
The year is 1946 in England. It is a year after World War II has ended. Writer, Juliet Ashton has written light-hearted war time articles, but now she is at a crossroads. She is living in temporary accommodations since her apartment was bombed. Her friends are different and most importantly she has changed and is looking for inspiration. Then one day she receives a letter from the island of Guernsey that changes everything. Guernsey islander, Dawsey Adams, requests her help in finding the works of his favorite author, Charles Lamb. Eagerly, Juliet enters into the spirit of the request. Through letters with Dawsey and the other occupants of Guernsey, Juliet learns about the island during the German Occupation. Eventually, Juliet becomes so intrigued and enchanted by the inhabitants of Guernsey that she decides to visit the island.
There are so many colorful characters on Guernsey, you will surely find one or more to love. Told through letters, this novel gives you the quaint feel of bygone days while speaking to the universal human experience of love, loss, friends and family.
The audiobook version has five performers reading the story and the readers bring distinctive nuances to each character’s voice through their performance.
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