The Last Thursday Reading Group had its first meeting of 2010. Members discussed the book ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ by Mary Ann Shaffer.
It’s a book set in WWII in Guernsey Islands. During German Occupation, the islanders established a literary group to support each other in the most difficult time. When popular author Juliet makes friendship and frequent correspondence with the islanders, the stories are told.
The reading group mostly enjoyed reading the book. They felt the book was interesting, but sometime it was hard to get into it without background information about the islands.
What more interesting was the development of friendship between the islanders and Juliet and appreciation of human spirit in this rather hard time.