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Words of a Bibliophile

"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away." —Bee Gees

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows Like many Indonesians perhaps, the only thing that comes to my mind when I hear the word Guernsey is that it is the place where Tommy Suharto keeps his money. This book reveals a lot more about the small British Channel island, occupied by the Germans in WW II. A group of islanders gather to form the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and an unexpected connection drew them to the attention of Juliet Ashton, a London author researching for a new book. Told in letters between the characters, the book is sweet and funny but also harrowing in parts where the islanders tell their experience during Nazi occupation. It may not be a literary masterpiece but this "book about books" sends an uplifting message about the power of literature and will be cherished by bibliophiles. Also, don't miss an appearance from one of the most well-known Victorian authors.