The Gays Mills Public Library will be hosting a discussion of the book “Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer, on Wednesday, June 13.
The book is written as a series of letters to fictional author Juliet Ashton. The setting is England in the early days after WWI. Ashton is searching for something to write about and exchanging letters with her publisher when she receives a query from Dawsey Adams who lives on the island of Guernsey. The two exchange letters about the Nazi occupation of the island and the “Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.”
Through these letters we learn that the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society afforded the people a means of organizing during the occupation of the island. Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.
The discussion will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gays Mills Public Library. Contact the library to reserve a copy of the book for the discussion.