Sherry's Picks

Sherry, a former social worker and educator, finds that its hard to read while knitting and cooking, but she does manage to read memoirs, relationship fiction, middle-teen, non-fiction travel, cooking, and handcraft titles.  Outside of the store the plays with and cares for two dogs, five grandchildren, three sons and daughters-in-law, her mother, an 85 year old house, and Dean. 

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If I Forget You Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250072788
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - June 14th, 2016

Told in alternating voices of Henry, a poet & college professor, and Margot, a painter & housewife, flashing to and from 1991 & 2012, is the complex story of love lost and found again. In a chance encounter the two cross paths in NYC where the memories of their passionate college love affair, tragically cut short by family and circumstance, rekindle in the present. Does love endure?

Highly readable.


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The Velvet Hours Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425266267
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Published: Berkley Books - September 6th, 2016

Prompted by the actual discovery in 2010 of an apartment “…of silk and velvet,” untouched for 40 years, Richman blends her research and imagination to create the story of the two women who occupied it, a grand-mother and granddaughter, in the time of Paris’s Belle Époque. Intertwined family stories, sensuality, art and World Wars I and II are the backdrop. Grand historic fiction!


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Detroit Hustle: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Home Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780762457359
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Published: Running Press Book Publishers - May 3rd, 2016

Amy, a journalist, and husband were looking for an urban neighborhood that felt like their long-term Brooklyn Red Hook home, but affordable. Enter Matilda a 1914 Georgian Revival on Detroit’s East Side. This highly readable story of a house, its rehabilitation and a down-on-her-luck city offers hope to others lured by urban opportunity and for the city of Detroit. A true story. Loved it!


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The Charm Bracelet Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250071323
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - March 22nd, 2016

Taking his grandmother’s name as his pseudonym and her charm bracelet for inspiration, memoirist Wade Rouse has created a beach and book club-worthy story about 3 generations of women in a family. The memories shared, created and memorialized by their bracelets remind us that family stories, unless shared, will be lost. Go find your bracelet and remember with someone.


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The Light of Paris Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399158919
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 12th, 2016

Madeleine loved to paint but finds her talents stifled by her marriage. Seeking a short respite, she travels to her childhood home where her equally stifling mother is readying it for sale. While cleaning, Madeleine discovers her grandmother’s journals from a 1920’s trip to Paris where lessons on living life on her own terms then might just apply today.


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Love Warrior: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250075727
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 6th, 2016

A book about self-trust and overcoming what appear to be insurmountable personal challenges and coming out on the other side whole and strong, Glennon chronicles her bulimia, insecurities, alcoholism, marriage and love challenges. “You can be shattered and then you can put yourself back together piece by piece.”  This is her journey of the human heart told with humor, insight and inspiration.


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The 2017 spring/summer event season at Forever Books is taking off!

Bestselling returning authors, Indie Next List books, award-winning journalists, and more! 

Plus storytime for the little ones every Third Thursday at 10:45 AM.

 

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  Saturday, April 29

 Independent Bookstore Day  

 Book Signing with the authors of Discover St. Joseph 1-3 PM 

 Free Advance Reader's copy with every purchase over $20 

  

 

 Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 PM

 Wine and Cheese with Renee Rosen, author of Windy City Blues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Saturday, May 6

 Children's Book Week Celebration

Ongoing storytimes before and after Blossomtime Parade

 

 

 

Saturday, May 13 at 1-3 PM  

Book Signing with Elaine Thomopoulos, author of Legendary Locals of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor