The members of the book club today acknowledged our trend of picking depressing/topically traumatic books recently, so we’re going with an uplifting page turner for April.
We think The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows will do the trick. We’re meeting on April 14, 2010 (Wednesday) from 12 noon – 1 pm in room 209 of Gleeson Library (the Seminar Room) to discuss it. Please join us! Bring your lunch and your buddies.
How to get the book:
Request it through the library’s free service Link+! Link+ (pronounced “Link Plus”) is a consortium of libraries that have agreed to freely lend books to one another via a private courier service. Books usually arrive at Gleeson in about 4 business days. You’ll get an email when your book is ready.
“The letters comprising this small charming novel begin in 1946, when single, 30-something author Juliet Ashton (nom de plume Izzy Bickerstaff) writes to her publisher to say she is tired of covering the sunny side of war and its aftermath. When Guernsey farmer Dawsey Adams finds Juliet’s name in a used book and invites articulate —and not-so-articulate— neighbors to write Juliet with their stories, the book’s epistolary circle widens, putting Juliet back in the path of war stories…”