Local Favorites: May 15, 2018

The following books are current best sellers at the Lake Forest Book Store and can be found on the shelves at our library. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Just ask one of our staff members and we can find it nearby or possibly purchase the item for our collection.

Beauty in the Broken Places – Alison Pataki
A deeply moving memoir about two lives that were changed in the blink of an eye, and the love that helped them rewrite their future. Five months pregnant, on a flight to their “babymoon,” Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange, and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing, she discovered that Dave had suffered a rare and life-threatening stroke. Next thing Allison knew, she was sitting alone in the ER in Fargo, North Dakota, waiting to hear if her husband would survive the night. When Dave woke up, he could not carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next.

Charlotte Moss Entertains – Charlotte Moss
Renowned and beloved interior designer and tastemaker Charlotte Moss celebrates gracious hospitality–from assembling striking place settings and arranging the table to hosting a dinner party or simply serving an elegant afternoon tea.

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 survival 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 and was admitted to Brigham Young University.

I’ve Been Thinking… – Maria Shriver
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 joy.

Magnolia Table – Joanna Gaines
Best known from the home improvement show, Fixer Upper, Gaines collects more than 100 classic recipes for meals, snacks, desserts, and small plates.

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.

The Book of Summer – Michelle Gable
Physician Bess Codman has returned to her family’s Nantucket compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Though she’s purposefully avoided the island, Bess must now pack up the house and deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser, who refuses to leave.

The Lake Michigan Cottage Cookbook – Amelia Levin
This collection of recipes captures the evocative food experiences of the Lake Michigan region, an ultimate vacation destination with hundreds of miles of shoreline and rich food traditions reflecting the bounty of the area’s farms and the lake’s daily catch.

The Marsh King’s Daughter – Karen Dionne
At last, Helena Pelletier has the life she deserves. Then she catches an emergency news announcement and realizes she was a fool to think she could ever leave her worst days behind her. Helena has a secret: she is the product of an abduction.

The Soul of America – Jon Meacham
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.

-Claire

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