Monday, August 25, 2008

For historical fiction fans in our midst...

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Here is one of those books that I couldn't put down and was sad to finish reading. This is the story of the only place in Britain that was occupied by the Nazis in WWII. Guernsey, located in the Channel Islands between England and France, is the location of this lovely story about survival and the human spirit. Written as a series of letters, this is a story within a story. Though it might be suited more for women than men, it doesn't gloss over the deprivation and hardship of this time. There is an uplifting ending that is poignant because you know what the people went through to get there. Think about adding this one to that pile on the coffee table or nightstand!

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