The following titles are current best-sellers this week at the Lake Forest Book Store can many of them can be found on our library shelves.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Speak to one of our friendly, helpful staff members. We can either put you on hold for an item and notify you when it returns or we can purchase the items for our collection and you’ll be the first to know!
Educated – Tara Westover
An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who was kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.
Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners – Gretchen Anthony
Violet Baumgartner has opened her annual holiday letter the same way for the past three decades. And this year she’s going to throw her husband a truly perfect retirement party. But the event becomes a disaster when, Violet learns her daughter Cerise has been keeping a shocking secret from her.
Little Big Love – Katy Regan
Ten-year-old Zac Hutchinson collects facts: octopuses have three hearts, Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth . But no one will tell him the one thing he wants to know most: who his father is and where he went.
More Than Words – Jill Santopolo
Nina Gregory has always been a good daughter. Raised by her father, Nina was taught that family, reputation, and legacy are what matter most. And her devoted boyfriend feels the same. But when Nina’s father dies, he leaves behind a secret that shocks Nina to her core. As her world falls apart, Nina begins to see the men in her life in a new light.
The Death & Life of the Great Lakes – Dan Egan
A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes.
The Gown – Jennifer Robson
London, 1947: The people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation in spite of the nation’s recent victory. Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin forge an unlikely friendship, but along with their hopes for a brighter future, they are tested for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in creating Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.
The Great Believers – Rebecca Makkai
In 1985, Yale Tishman is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend’s funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself.
The Lost Girls of Paris – Pam Jenoff
One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station. She soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war.
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
Kya Clark was abandoned at age ten. A born naturalist, she took life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. Drawn to two young men from town who were intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opened herself to a new and startling world– until the unthinkable happens. When Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya.