“The Annie Year,” by Stephanie Wilbur Ash. Tandy Caide is CPA of her small Iowa town, and she would like you to think of her as a person of honesty and integrity. I’ll add that she’s one of the most endearing and hilarious characters I’ve encountered. When she falls for the new vocational agriculture teacher, her dependable routines are turned upside down, and her town’s seedy underbelly is gradually exposed. Local author Steph Ash has a “Twin Peaks”-y touch as she lovingly pokes fun at our Midwestern affect.

Shelftalker is a new occasional feature of recommendations by booksellers. This week’s comes from Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis.