The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. (I told you in a post that I would get back to you on my spring 2014 novel and this one is definitely it.) Lately I haven't really been reading any novels, only coffee table books and magazines, and it felt so good to return to novels with such a delightful one that I was hardly able to put down. It takes place in 1946 and is mainly about life on the island Guernsey during the German Occupation, described in letters written after the war.
There is a lot of letter writing in the book and I'm glad I bought stationery and air mail envelopes as well on Friday because on Saturday I just wanted to write letters in between reading. I posted them this morning.
Post offices can be extremely charming. The one in my neighbourhood is small and it will never win any design awards but all the customers seem to know the names of the clerks and the clerks greet you with: "How are you, my love?" or "Is everything alright, my love?" Tacky post office for sure, but the most loving I have ever entered.