An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Friday, September 28, 2018

Books and Letters

Last night during Book Club we discussed the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Set on the island of Guernsey after WWII, the book is a collection of letters between Juliet, an author looking for her next book subject, and the residents of Guernsey.

I loved this book for two reasons: it demonstrates the transformative power of books, and it highlights the far-reaching effects of letter writing.

And in light of the mess going on in Washington, the book's simplicity, humor, and charm, along with the kindness, quirkiness, and generosity of its characters, anchored me to what really matters most in this world.

letters from my Italian Nonna,
going back almost 50 years

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