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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

Written in letters, this novel begins with the story of author Juliet Ashton and her search for a story. She is tired of writing about the happy life after World War II, and wants to get back to writing about life during war. Living in England, she and others around her have been deeply affected by the Nazis and World War II. A farmer, Dawson, writes to Juliet, asking about an author, Charles Lamb. Juliet begins writing frequently to Dawson, and Dawson to her. Dawson tells her about Guernsey, and about life during the war. He tells her about a literary society that him and fellow Guernsey natives founded during the war, as a alibi against Nazis. Dawson tells his fellow members to write to Juliet and tell her about experiences. What unfolds is the story the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. She travels to Guernsey, and learns about "their island, their taste in books, and the powerful, transformative impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives." The citizens of Guernsey's lives were deeply impacted by the war, and Juliet is impacted deeply by these citizens. A soon to be classic, this is a WWII story, with romance, betrayal, mystery, and everything you can possibly wish for in a book. Rating: ★★★★★


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