The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows was hosted by Larry & Sue. Sue picked the book. Larry was moved by the book. The subject of Nazi brutality is hard to cope with as the Channel islanders found out. Using letters the authors unfolded the WW2 era, and just after. We discussed the technique of letters for a novel.

Some of us thought they all sounded alike. I didn’t. The characters were what most liked best. Food and drink were good as the discussion. Rosebud met the bookclub and did well. 
Another subject: Kauai. Sue and I just returned from the Garden Island, had a great time. This was the comment I made in the Garden Island online newspaper:

Susan, my wife, and I returned from a week in Kauai yesterday. The Garden Island was one of our best sources before our arrival, and we still will keep close to Kauai with it. We didn’t do it all, but we did see a lot of the "Garden Island". It was a pleasure to visit and we will tell all that the long trip to get there is well worth it. Absolutely a pleasure to be there. The range of enjoyable experiences is large for a small place. We can see from our short time that there is a rich variety of experiences to enjoy from the simple time at a beach to getting fine food to the mundane shopping at Costco for the connection to life at home here in Tucson. And yet it is subtly different, and that is the Aloha spirit with an exotic island essence. Thanks for sharing your world with those who visit, some of us will return when we visit your fine website, while we think about getting back to Kauai in the flesh.

Larry Newman
Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 (07:01:54 am HST)

That sums it up, but doesn’t do it justice. I’ll do a scrapbook, and show some pictures to share our trip.

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