The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, 277 pages
So I'm about a decade late to the party, but this epistolary, post-war novel is simply charming. In it, a between-books author, Juliet, strikes up a correspondence with the residents of Guernsey, one of the small islands in the English Channel that were under German occupation during World War II. Set in 1946, this book shows a side of the war that is not typically found in books about WWII. And while there were twists aplenty, none of them were particularly shocking; that said, the emotional impact of them was not lessened by their predictability. I very much enjoyed this book, and am sad that it sat on my shelf, unread, for so long before I finally picked it up.