I just finished a book that I really loved. Main character is a cranky book seller on an island who – at the beginning of the story – is deep in grief over the death of his wife. It is The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.
Compared to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, it is a lovely book full of the joy of reading and the opportunity for second chances. The book is worth reading just for the chapter introducing “reviews” by AJF.