Local Favorites: April 6th

The following books are current best-sellers this week at the Lake Forest Book Store and can be found on the shelves at the library.

Beartown – Fredrik Backman
Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town and mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy.

Celine – Peter Heller
A luminous, spine-tingling novel of suspense. The story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past.

Chicago – David Mamet
Mobbed-up 1920s Chicago: a city where some people knew too much, and where everyone should have known better. Mike Hodge, probably shouldn’t have fallen in love with Annie Walsh. Then, again, maybe the man who killed Annie Walsh have known better than to trifle with Mike Hodge.

I’ve Been Thinking… – Maria Shriver
In this moving and powerful book, Shriver shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field–a place of acceptance, purpose, and passion–a place of joy.

Magpie Murders – Anthony Horowitz
A brilliant and strikingly original reimagining of the classic whodunit (a la Agatha Christie) with a contemporary mystery wrapped around it.

Munich – Robert Harris
A new spy thriller about treason and conscience, loyalty and betrayal, set against the backdrop of the fateful Munich Conference of September 1938.

The Heart’s Invisible Furies – John Boyne
Adopted by a well-to-do if 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.

-Claire

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