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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Read for Ladies With Books

It's been a while since I've posted about any "good reads" I've experienced. Our book club recently read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. This book was written by Mary Ann Shaffer and finished by her niece, Annie Barrows. This is a book that enlightened me about the German occupation in WWII of the English Channel island of Guernsey. I did not know anything about this particular part of the history of WWII. This is a book about relationships of the people on this island as well as the story of the writer who comes to write a book about them. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The format of the book is different as it is written as letters between people. Once the reader gets involved in the story, that becomes less distracting.

It is our usual habit in our book club of using the books we read for hints at the refreshments we should have. Sharron selected this book but after reading about "Potato Peel Pie" she decided we would not care for refreshments such as that. So, she did choose to fix a potato pie - sweet potatoe pie with a praline concoction as a layer next to the pie crust. Oh, and she served it with "real" whipped cream. Was it ever good!

I would encourage you to choose this book sometime to read.

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