- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Join the West Valley Book Club on October 12 at 6:30pm at West Valley Branch Library as we discuss The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows. That's quite the mouthful, right? This month's book club selection is about another very special book club:
Starting in 1946, the letters that make up this cleverly constructed novel provide a vivid snapshot of England after World War II. The book's first entry comes from a young author named Juliet Ashton, who sends a note to her publisher saying that she's tired of writing about the war. But when Dawsey Adams, a farmer in Guernsey, comes across Juliet's name in a book and urges his neighbors to contact her with stories about the German occupation, her attachment to the conflict seems destined to continue. The letters written to Juliet from the warm-hearted, eccentric inhabitants of Guernsey recount various wartime events—some horrific, some humorous—that occurred while the Nazis occupied the English Channel island, including the birth of the unlikely book club known as the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. (From Bookpage.com).
Check out this interview with co-author Annie Barrows (also the author of the popular Ivy & Bean children's series) for more information about this book: