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Read a book and take heart ...,
This review is from: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)This book has turned out to be one of the most charming reads in a long time. There is something quaint about it, and not just because it is an epistolary novel - "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" is a magical window to another time, not too long ago, just long enough that it feels like a different world. Mary Ann Shaffer has made this world come to life and, more importantly, has made the people in it come to life. Set against the background of WWII, though never overwhelmed by it, this is a novel all about the very personal experiences of friendship ...and reading. In an enchanting twist on the old adage that everyone has a book inside them, the members of the "Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" find that there is a book for everyone, a book that will give you comfort and insight and will enrich your life, even if you never read another. Just as they learn that friendship can be found across all boundaries.
Mary Ann Shaffer's first and sadly only novel is a wonderful legacy: It might not be ambitious or even very sophisticated or pretentious, but it is simply warm-hearted and moving ...and sometimes that is more than enough.