February Book Club Selection

This is Kim’s pick for February 22nd

Synopsis of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” :

Celebrating literature, love, and the power of the human spirit, The
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is the story of an English
author living in the shadow of World War II—and embarking on a writing
project that will dramatically change her life. Unfolding in a series of
letters, this enchanting novel introduces readers to the indomitable Juliet
Ashton. Through Juliet’s correspondence with her publisher, best friend, and
an absorbing cast of characters, readers discover that despite the personal
losses she suffered in the Blitz, and author tours sometimes marked by
mishaps, nothing can quell her enthusiasm for the written word. One day, she
begins a different sort of correspondence, responding to a man who found her
name on the flyleaf of a cherished secondhand book. He tells her that his
name is Dawsey Adams, a native resident of Guernsey, one of the Channel
Islands recently liberated from Nazi occupation. Soon Juliet is drawn into
Dawsey’s remarkable circle of friends, courageous men and women who formed
the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society as a cover to protect them
from the Germans. With their appetite for good books, and their
determination to honor the island’s haunting recent history, this is a
community that opens Juliet’s heart and mind in ways she could never have
imagined.