Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Readalikes

True to its unconventional title, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows is a unique book. Mixing humor, drama, history and romance, it describes the German occupation of the island of Guernsey during World War II. For each facet of the book you may have enjoyed, there is more to explore. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


If you like gentle WWII-era tales you may also enjoy these titles:

Berg, Elizabeth. Dream When You’re Feeling Blue. 2007.
Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Hely, Sara. War Story. 2003.

Huth, Angela. Land Girls. 1994.

Ibbotson, Eva. A Song for Summer. 1997.

McCall Smith, Alexander. La’s Orchestra Saves the World. 2008.
Also available: Large Type, CD

Wood, Jane Roberts. Grace. 2001.

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If you like novels told through letters you may also enjoy these titles:

Dallas, Sandra. Alice’s Tulips. 2000. Also available: Large Type, CD

Hanff, Helene. 84, Charing Cross Road. 1970. (816.52 H238.ei.) Also available: Cassette

Robinson, Marilynne. Gilead. 2004. Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Smith, Diane. Letters From Yellowstone. 1999.

Smith, Lee. Fair and Tender Ladies. 1988. Also available: Large Type

Walker, Alice. The Color Purple. 1982.

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If you like witty historical novels with strong female characters you may also enjoy these titles:

Delafield, E. M. Diary of a Provincial Lady. 1931.

Pym, Barbara. Excellent Women. 1952.

Spark, Muriel. A Far Cry From Kensington. 1988. Also available: Large Type

Watson, Winifred. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. 2008.

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If you like warm, quirky novels about small-town life you may also enjoy these titles:

Brown, Carrie. Lamb in Love. 1999.

Fitten, Marc. Valeria’s Last Stand. 2009.

Stuart, Julia. The Matchmaker of Périgord. 2008.

Taylor, Patrick. An Irish Country Doctor. 2004. Also available: Large Type, CD

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If you want to read more fiction set in the Channel Islands try these titles:

Binding, Tim. Lying with the Enemy. 1998.

Goudge, Elizabeth. Island Magic. 1934.

Hugo, Victor. Toilers of the Sea. 1866.

Saxton, Judith. This Royal Breed. 1991.

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If you want to see a movie about the occupation of the Channel Islands try :

Island at War. Not rated. 2004. DVD 791.4572 ISL TV

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