Local Favorites: March 15th

The following books are current best-sellers this week at the Lake Forest Book Store and are available at the Library.

Educated – Tara Westover
Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Westover prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling food and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills” bag. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself enough to be admitted to Brigham Young University.

Nine Women, One Dress – Jane L. Rosen
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.

The Heart’s Invisible Furies – John Boyne
Adopted by a well-to-do eccentric Dublin couple who remind him that he is not a real member of their family, Cyril embarks on a journey to find himself and where he came from, discovering his identity, a home, a country, and much more throughout a long lifetime.

The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin
In New York City’s Lower East Side, 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 sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades.

The One in a Million Boy – Monica Wood
After his eleven-year-old son dies, guitarist Quinn Porter does yard work for an aged Lithuanian immigrant, Ona Vitkus, whom his son had often visited and comes to a resolution about his son’s death as Ona discusses his son’s capacity to listen and learn.

The Perfect Nanny – Leila Slimani
When Myriam decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic situation.

The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn
Anna Fox lives alone. A recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies…and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move next door. The perfect family. But when Anna sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

-Claire

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