Monday, September 14, 2009

Perfectly Delightful - Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

This past week, I just finished listening to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

A number of people told me it was a good book; but it wasn't until one of my best friends insisted that I read it that I finally checked it out. Up until now, I have to admit that I was put off a little by the title, and by the format of the book. (It's a series of letters.)

Now I can happily report that if you haven't read it yet, you really must consider doing so. It tells the story of a writer who finds her inspiration for a new book in telling the story of Guernsey, and how this little island was occupied by the Nazis during World War II.

It is a a wonderful testament to the power of books to transform each person's life into something a little more special. It has humor, sadness, and some really delightful parts. I highly recommend it.