Monday, May 17, 2010

What to do in an airport (or anywhere else).

What do you do in an airport when you know there are going to be delays? You grab a book from your daughter's shelf. That is how I came to spend an afternoon reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It a mostly delightful book set in 1946 that is a series of letters between an author with residents of Guernsey Island. Through the correspondance, the author, Juliet, learns much about the German occupation of the British Channel Islands. She is so intrigued by the writers of the letters, she decides to write a book and visits the island with very surprising results. Although much of happened during the occupation was horrible, there were individuals whose humanity came through. - Once I got home, I had to finish the book before I could unpack.
Helen Hall Library has both the book (F SHAFFER), and the audio book (BCD F SHAFFER).

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