Annie is the co-author, with her aunt Mary Ann Shaffer, of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY. A New York Times bestseller, THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY has been published in thirty-seven countries and thirty-two languages. Annie is also the author of the bestselling children’s series IVY & BEAN, as well as THE MAGIC HALF.
Annie lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.
In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck’s father, a United States senator, cuts off her allowance and demands that she find employment. Within days, Layla finds herself far from her accustomed social whirl, assigned to cover the history of the remote mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia. But once she secures a room in the home of the unconventional Romeyn family, she is drawn into their complex world and soon discovers that the truth of the town is entangled in the thorny past of the Romeyn dynasty.
A unique collaboration between the late Mary Ann Shaffer and her niece, Annie Barrows, results in a captivating historical epistolary novel. Set in the emotional rebuilding years after World War II, THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY illustrates the power of resilience, romance --- and reading.