Nim's Island producer Paula Mazur and independent bookseller Mitchell Kaplan have joined together to bring one of the summer's most talked about novels to the bigscreen: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
According to Variety, the book was written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows and recently published by Dial Press. It is described as a love story set in London and on the island of Guernsey shortly after WWII.
Shaffer spent a career working in publishing -- in bookstores, as an editor at Harper & Row and at libraries in the San Francisco area -- but long wanted to write a book of her own.
Several years ago, she began work on the novel, drawing inspiration from a 1976 visit to the tiny island of Guernsey in the English Channel. When she became ill, Shaffer called on her niece Barrows, author of the "Ivy + Bean" kids book series, to help complete the novel. Shaffer died earlier this year.
No production date has been set for the film.