The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by

Ann Shaffer

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Part 2: 16 Jun, 1946 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Amelia writes to Remy and thanks her for her letter and the news of Elizabeth. She asks if she and Dawsey might come to visit. Juliet also writes to Sidney and calls Elizabeth's death an abomination. She wonders if it's odd to mourn for Elizabeth when she's never met her, but she says she feels she knows Elizabeth after living in her cottage. Everyone else is in mourning. Dawsey and Amelia are going to go to France to invite Remy to Guernsey, and Juliet is going to care for Kit while they're gone. Kit's future is now uncertain, as she's officially an orphan. Mr. Dilwyn has assured Juliet that nothing needs to be done immediately; Kit can remain with the Society.
Juliet feels Elizabeth's loss so keenly because she's well on her way to becoming an integral member of Elizabeth's chosen family on Guernsey—and by extension, one of Elizabeth's chosen family members. Her worry for Kit in particular shows that Juliet is becoming more concerned about parenting and recognizes that Kit's future is dependent on someone choosing to formally parent her, which will provide her protections under the law.
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