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 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

"The year is 1946. Juliet lives in London, a city from which the pall of World War II has not yet lifted. Juliet, a single woman in possession of a promising literary career, receives a letter from one Dawsey Adams. He lives on a farm on Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands, he explains, and he has acquired a used book with Juliet's name and address written in it. Through Dawsey and his friends, we learn the story of the Germans' World War II occupation of the island, a bleak affair of starvation, humiliation and slave labor. We get to know a cast of scuffed, scarred Guernseyans who formed a book club as an alibi to keep their doings secret from curious Nazis." -- Time