Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - A Good Read

This is one of the most satisfying books I've read in a long time.

Elizabeth Gilbert, (author of "Eat, Pray, Love") has this to say about "Guernsey":
"I can't remember the last time I discovered a novel as smart and delightful as this one, a world so vivid that I kept forgetting this was a work of fiction populated with characters so utterly wonderful that I kept forgetting they weren't my actual friends and neighbors. Treat yourself to this book, please - I can't recommend it highly enough."

This book by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows is rated 4.5 (out of 5) on Amazon by over 1,000 reviewers. Here's the link to Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Guernsey-Literary-Potato-Society-Readers/dp/0385341008/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262098584&sr=1-1#noop

4 comments:

myolivebranch.wordpress.com said...

also one of my favorites this year!

Barbara said...

I agree - a favorite book. I actually listened to the book on my ipod. I had a hard time turning it off when I got to work.

Barb said...

I agree!
I love to read and this book was a joy. Can't remember the last time a book made my eyes well up.
barb

I just finished Olive Kitterage. It's sort of sad, but very satisfying. My husband and I both read it on vacation and it was interesting to talk about.

Willow Lake Stitches said...

I loved this book also! The further I got into it, the harder it was to put down!

Keep up the inspiring work with the 'edges' ! I'm still saving mine !

Beth in ND