S4L Book Club – Juliet and Elizabeth

Elizabeth becomes the focus of Juliet’s book. Why?

What role does Elizabeth play in our book, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society?

We actually hear very little about Elizabeth, and we never hear from her, what do you think would happen to the story if she were not part of it?

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  1. Elizabeth was the reason the society started. And they all admired her for standing up to the Germans (except that one old biddy). Her story and disappearance interested Juliet, and her child added another dimension. I think she had to be part of the novel since her character was this thread tying the others together. Without her, it would have unraveled or never been sewn! 🙂

  2. I think Linda expressed this perfectly!. To continue her metaphor, Elizabeth is the warp that supports and connects the multiple weft threads. Without her, the stories are each interesting, but lack depth and cohesion.
    I don’t think the book would work without her, in fact, as Linda said, there really wouldn’t be abook without her.