Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What I'm Reading this Week

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
What are YOU reading this week?

Don't overlook this literary gem because you can't remember the title!
These are a few reasons to read it.

The author was a librarian, and her love of books shows through.

In fact, she loves the printed, or handwritten letter--and the exchange of letters provides the format of the book. At first, this is infuriating since it is impossible to keep up with the many characters, but if you persist, you will not be able to put it down. The characterizations are rich: I especially loved that the heroine is tempestuous, and is subject to outbursts (well deserved) where she throws things.

If you viewed the BBC Series, Foyle's War, this little book will fill in many of the blanks about the history of the Channel Islands and their occupation during World War II.

People don't realize that CLC has bestselling titles in fiction and nonfiction. If you are waiting for a copy at your public library, don't overlook CLC Libraries.

At CLC Libraries copies of this popular book are found in formats for everyone. At this moment a copy of the audiobook is available to check out. You can also place a hold for the print copy (I'm returning it today) or one of the audiobooks or ebook copies from MyMediaMall.

Check the CLC Catalog for this title.

1 comment:

Linda Burdette said...

I listened to this on CD. The characters' voices combined with a wonderful story made this title come alive -- and even better, I listened to it in my car on my way to work!