Local Favorites (Sept. 6th)

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

Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son’s relationship with an American girl.

Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas – Dav Pilkey
When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action! With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World’s Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue?

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
Eleanor struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, but everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

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.

Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
The story of 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 Great Believers – Rebecca Makkai
A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris.

The Heart’s Invisible Furies – John Boyne
Adopted by a well-to-do 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 Leopold & Loeb Files – Nina Barrett
In 1924, University of Chicago students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were young, rich, and looking for a thrill. The brutal, cold-blood murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks would come to captivate the country and unfold into what many dubbed the crime of the century.

Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One – Raphaelle Giordano
Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems. All she wants is to find the path to joy. When Claude, a French Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands.

-Claire

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