Here is another cute book-club themed novel that caught my eye!
Author Ashton Lee takes his readers deep into the heart of Cherico, Mississippi with this rollicking tale of friendships that are begun with a love of reading and a desire to have a place to share that love of books. Lee's characters are so fun, and the small town setting, complete with the nosiness of the neighbors and the frustrations of small town politics, is just a delight.
This would make a great book for book clubs to share, and I highly recommend it as a wonderful piece of Southern fiction.
Ashton Lee was born in historic Natchez, Mississippi, into a large, extended Southern family which gave him much fodder for his fiction later in life. His father, who wrote under the pen name of R. Keene Lee right after WWII, was an editor and writer in New York of what is now called pulp fiction. As a result, Ashton inherited a love of reading and writing early on and did all the things aspiring authors are supposed to do, including majoring in English when he attended The University of the South, affectionately known as Sewanee. While there, he studied Creative Writing under Andrew Lytle, then editor of the Sewanee Review, and a member of the Southern Agrarians in the 1920s.
Ashton lives in Oxford, MS, enjoying the amenities of a university town that many writers have called home. Readers can like Ashton Lee at: facebook.com/ashtonlee.net.
I purchased this book for my personal collection.