Local Favorites: March 21, 2017

Are you looking for new books? Interested in what your friends and neighbors are reading? Looking for a new title for your book club group? Here are some of the current best-sellers at the Lake Forest Book Store this week:

All Summer Long – Dorothea Benton Frank
This is a story of people whose lives are changing – a southern gentleman returning home to lead a more peaceful life and his talented New York wife who is not quite sure she is ready to make the transition. They are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace, downsizing. And while they are doing this, they are getting glimpses into other people’s lives over the course of a summer, holidays that will amuse, shock and transform them.

Exit West – Mohsin Hamid
This is a story of people whose lives are changing – a southern gentleman returning home to lead a more peaceful life and his talented New York wife who is not quite sure she is ready to make the transition. They are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace, downsizing. And while they are doing this, they are getting glimpses into other people’s lives over the course of a summer, holidays that will amuse, shock and transform them.

Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders
On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the crypt, alone, to spend time with his son’s body.

All the Missing Girls – Megan Miranda
Ten years after leaving Cooley Ridge, Nicolette Farrell returns to care for her ailing father. A decade ago, she, her brother Daniel, her boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson were suspects when Corinne — Nic’s best friend — disappeared without a trace. Within days of Nic’s return, they are plunged into a shocking drama when Nic’s neighbor Annaleise, who is dating Tyler and was the group’s alibi ten years previously, goes missing.

I Let You Go – Clare Mackintosh
Devastated by a hit-and-run accident that has ended the life of her young son, Jenna moves to the remote Welsh coast to search for healing while two dedicated policemen try to get to the bottom of the case.

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane – Lisa See
A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple

Duck Season – David McAninch
A delicious memoir about the eight months food writer David McAninch spent in Gascony, a deeply rural region of France virtually untouched by mass tourism–meeting extraordinary characters and eating the best meals of his life.

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk  -Kathleen Rooney
A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk… paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop.

The Zookeeper’s Wife – Diane Ackerman
The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.

-Claire

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