The following titles are current best-sellers this week at the Lake Forest Book Store and can be found on the library shelves.
The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin
It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children – four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness, sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades.
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
We Were the Lucky Ones – Georgia Hunter
An extraordinary, propulsive novel based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who scatter at the start of World War II, determined to survive, and to reunite.
Killers of the Flower Moon – David Grann
A true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Nine Women, One Dress – Jane L. Rosen
A charming, hilarious, irresistible romp of a novel that brings together nine unrelated women, each touched by the same little black dress that weaves through their lives, bringing a little magic with it.
Hillbilly Elegy – J.D. Vance
The story of the author’s family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.
On Turpentine Lane – Elinor Lipman
At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It’s a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane her life is finally on track.
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
Follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all.
Sing, Unburied, Sing – Jesmyn Ward
A searing and profound Southern odyssey through Mississippi’s past and present.
The Women in the Castle – Jessica Shattuck
Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold, set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined.