The inaugural Indies Choice Book Awards winners have been announced, and one of my favorites took the top fiction spot, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
Here is my quick handselling spiel for Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
In order to keep their sanity during WWII, a group of islanders form a book club, and soon become closely entwined in each other’s lives. After the war, a female writer strikes up a correspondence with the group, and the resulting mosaic of letters teases out an illicit wartime romance, reveals a cache of unknown letters which may be by Oscar Wilde, and angers the local moral majority. This is an upbeat, entertaining and clever novel that will have you staying up late to finish. It’s romantic, quirky, and a quick read with tons to ignite a good book club discussion. Simply perfect summer reading.