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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Companion: Number the Stars

'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' book

Community Selection

'Number the Stars' book

Junior Companion Book

Our Community Celebration

Saratoga Reads closed out its sixth year with a festive capstone celebration. More than 80 guests gathered at the New York State Military Museum for an “insider’s guide” to both the island of Guernsey and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Guest speaker Sara Loyster offered her remembrances of author Mary Ann Shaffer, as both a friend and a fellow writing group member. In addition to Ms. Loyster’s funny and moving portrait of the author, the presentation included video clips of Guernsey both today and during the German occupation.

Guest speaker Sara Loyster talks about the book in an event at the New York State Military Museum. Photo by Eric Jenks.
Members of the Saratoga Reads Selection Advisory Group debate books and work to craft a ballot for public vote. Photo by Eric Jenks.
Audience members enjoy a panel discussion presented by the Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library in the library's H. Dutcher Community Room. Photo by Eric Jenks.