For the month of July, we read Shaffer and Barrow's The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The following are the discussion questions we used:
1. What was it like to read a novel composed entirely of letters? What do letters offer that no other form of writing (not even emails) can convey?
2. Dawsey first wrote to Juliet because books were so difficult to obtain on Guernsey in the aftermath of the war. What makes book lovers unique, across all generations?
3. What were your first impressions of Dawsey? Did your ideas about him change as the book progressed?
4. Discuss the writers who capture the hearts of the members of the Society. What does a reader’s taste in books say about his or her personality? Whose lives were changed the most by membership in the society? +/-