The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society was the first novel from this aunt and niece pair. Sadly, Mary Ann Shaffer passed away in February 2008 just after completing the book she had been thinking about for 20 years. Annie Barrows is also the author of the children's series Ivy and Bean and The Magic Half.
"This story, presented in letters, was a well-crafted tale about the German occupation of one of the English Channel islands and its citizens. A story of the power of the human spirit and a community that cared for one another is presented in the most unexpected and skilled way. Readers, treat yourself to this unique story and the people of Guernsey."
— Lynn, Ritchfield, Ohio