The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

This was easily the most delicious, thoughtful, moving book I've read in a long time. Set in 1946, between London and the Channel Island of Guernsey, the book follows correspondence between Juliet Ashton and her publisher in London, a dear friend and Scotland and eventually, a group of strangers living on Guernsey, one of whom picked up a book of Juliet's in a secondhand shop.

There are countless threads woven throughout the letters sent back and forth: the German occupation on the island, rebuilding and reconnecting after WWII, families biological and created, and the power of books. Whilst reading, I spent half of the time it wishing I could find out how it ended, and the other half wishing it would never end.

You must read it. I would give you my copy if I hadn't already promised it to three people.

[Photo via:]