Diana's Picks

Diana is the store manager.  While the locals seem to think that Diana is always at Forever Books, she can also often be found biking the roads of southwest Michigan.  She enjoys reading anything of substance (no chick-lit, please), cookbooks, and she has a private book collection rivaling the store.  She has three daughters who have inherited her love of books.

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Mr. Rochester Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455569809
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 9th, 2017

For those who truly love Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, and longed for the back story of the dark and brooding Mr. Rochester, the wait is over.  Shoemaker has written an enthralling tale of a sensitive, lonely young boy sent away by a cold-hearted father and older brother, who go on to betray him into adulthood.  When he inherits his beloved Thornfield Hall, he returns to England, and meets his true love, Jane.


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A Piece of the World Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062356260
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Published: William Morrow & Company - February 21st, 2017

At the age of 46, Christina Olsen meets 22 year-old painter Andrew Wyeth and they see in each other kindred spirits, which moves him to paint his famous masterpiece, Christina’s World.  Kline has written a gripping, beautiful novel of a brave woman with a progressive bone disease, who against numerous obstacles refuses to give up on her day to day life, struggling to keep up her work on the family farm. 


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Exit West Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212176
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

In an unnamed city in the East, we meet a young couple in love, Nadia, an independent, unreligious young woman; and the kind religious Saeed.  When their city is systematically taken by invading insurgents, food and freedoms quickly fade. The couple decides to join the mass exodus to the West.  Survival binds the couple, as they make their way towards an uncertain future.  Masterful storytelling!


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Everybody's Fool Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307454829
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Published: Vintage - January 24th, 2017

Now in paperback. Doug Raymer, the anxiety-ridden police chief for the small town of North Bath, Maine, attends an early morning funeral and passes out into an open grave, which sets off a series of comical disastrous events. Russo at his best!


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Everyone Brave Is Forgiven Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501124389
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 7th, 2017

Now in paperback. The day that Mary and Alistair meet they feel instant connection, even though Mary is all but engaged to Tom, Alistair’s best friend.  Mary’s friend has feelings for Alistair, but with the WWII bombardment, survival is questionable.  Cleave has created a captivating war love story filled with passion, friendship and deception, inspired by real-life letters between his grandparents.

 


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Dead Letters Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399588853
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Published: Random House - February 21st, 2017

Ava Antipova flees to Paris, escaping her alcoholic family’s failing vineyard in upstate New York.  Upon receiving her mother’s email that her twin Zelda has died, allegedly by passing out with a lit cigarette, causing the fatal barn fire. Ava is skeptical of the official explanation.  Finding a cell phone Zelda left behind, Ava starts to receive messages from Zelda and the games begin.  A compulsive, suspenseful read! 

 


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The Fifth Petal Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101905609
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - January 24th, 2017

A teenage boy dies mysteriously on Halloween.

A homeless women is blamed, who claims a banshee residing within her is responsible.  Salem’s Police Chief believes it is connected to the unsolved Goddess Murders of 1989.   Discover some of Salem’s dark secrets in this multilayered novel, where we travel between past and present to discover the truth.   Captivating read.


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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250113320
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 17th, 2017

On New Year’s Eve 1984, 85-year-old Lillian Box decides to take walk, revisiting all the changes the city and she have endured since her arrival in the late 1920’s and of her once glamorous life as the highest paid women in advertising for Macy’s.  Based on an actual person.

I loved Lillian! 


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Lucky Boy Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101982242
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 10th, 2017

An intense story of an adorable little boy and the two women who want to be his mother:  Solimar, who risks everything for the American dream; and Kavya, whose family emigrated from India and living the American Dream in Berkley California.  When their lives intersect, the empathy we feel for both of them leads to a breathless ending.  Beautifully written!


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Days Without End Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525427360
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Published: Viking - January 24th, 2017

Two young men meet after fleeing the Irish Potato Famine, joining the U.S. Army to fight the Indian Wars, eventually fighting in the Civil War.  John Cole, the compelling narrator, pulls at your heart strings, in this raw, true-to-life depiction of America at war.


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

Plus storytime for the little ones every Third Thursday at 10:45 AM (No August Storytime).

 

Click on each picture to see more info on the event, book, and author...

 

  Book Signing with Wade Ross (writing as Viola Shipman)

 Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 PM

 Reservations Requested. Please call (269) 982-1110 or email us.

 

 

 

 

Wine and Cheese with the author of Selah in the Storm

Tuesday, July 11 at 7:00 PM