Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 22nd: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


It's hard to know what to say about one of my favorite novels ever. This book was recommended to me early after its release in 2008 and I read it, loaned it out until the book fell apart (well, one person I loaned it to was not kind to books...), purchased copies for gifts, read it with my Grand Forks book club...you get the idea.

The book is set in both London and the Channel Island of Guernsey during 1946, in the aftermath of World War II. It's told entirely in letters (we English teachers call that "epistolary" and let's just say it is much better than the original epistolary novel, Pamela, that I had to read in college). It's a love story told in several ways, with sobering moments of the war told among humorous stories also of the war. I just love it.

It is on my Kindle, it's a comfort read that I love to curl up with during the holidays, and I always recommend it first when someone says, "What should I read?"

To read more of this #31DaysofBooks series, visit the introduction post.

4 comments:

Susan Shipe said...

I love, love, love this book. I read it this past summer and didn't want it to end. WONDERFUL book. And, I love when I find someone else who has read it fallen in love with it.

denissewarshak said...

Thanks for the suggestion! I'm actually in between reads and would love to start something new :)

Beth said...

Thank you for the suggestion. I got a sample on my Kindle.

Leann Richardson said...

I absolutely loved this book!!! It is written in a format that I am really drawn to... letters. The Color Purple was appealing because of the letters between the sisters for me, too. Love letters!!!