Diana's Picks

Diana is the store manager (and Poppy's owner!)  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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The Children's Blizzard: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399182280
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - January 12th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife comes a story of courage on the prairie, inspired by the devastating storm that struck the Great Plains in 1888, threatening the lives of hundreds of immigrant homesteaders, especially schoolchildren. Moving and uplifting. 


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What Could Be Saved: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982150617
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Published: Atria Books - January 12th, 2021

Alternating between past and present as all of the secrets are revealed, What Could Be Saved is an unforgettable novel about a family shattered by loss and betrayal, and the beauty that can exist even in the midst of brokenness. Delicious and riveting.


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The Power Couple: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982103699
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 9th, 2021

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner Alex Berenson comes a supercharged thriller about marriage and the dangerous secrets spouses keep. Unrelenting and twisty.


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A Wild Winter Swan: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062980786
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Published: William Morrow - October 6th, 2020

Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Hiding him from her ever-bickering grandparents, Laura tries to build the swan boy a wing so he can fly home. But the task is too difficult to accomplish herself. Little does Laura know that her struggle to find help for her new friend parallels that of her grandparents, who are desperate for a distant relative’s financial aid to save the family store. Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman’s heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood.

Recommended by Diana


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The Devil and the Dark Water Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781728206028
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 6th, 2020

The extraordinary new thriller from Stuart Turton, author of the bestselling murder mystery The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist.

For fans of Steven King, The Devil and the Dark Water brings a chilling new spin to the Sherlock Holmes detective duo in a thriller of supernatural horror, occult suspicion, and paranormal mystery on the high seas.

Recommended by Diana


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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765387561
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

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Monogamy: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062969651
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Published: Harper - September 8th, 2020

A brilliantly insightful novel, engrossing and haunting, about marriage, love, family, happiness and sorrow. Graham and Annie have been married for nearly thirty years. Their seemingly effortless devotion has long been the envy of their circle of friends and acquaintances. By all appearances, they are a golden couple. 

When Graham suddenly dies—this man whose enormous presence has seemed to dominate their lives together—Annie is lost. What is the point of going on, she wonders, without him? Then, while she is still mourning Graham intensely, she discovers a ruinous secret, one that will spiral her into darkness and force her to question whether she ever truly knew the man who loved her.

Recommended by Diana


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The Talented Miss Farwell: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062897725
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Published: Custom House - September 29th, 2020

Catch Me If You Can meets Patricia Highsmith in this electrifying page-turner of greed and obsession, survival and self-invention that is a piercing character study of one unforgettable female con artist.

-Recommended by Diana

 


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Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic (The Practical Magic Series #3) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982108847
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic. Magic Lessons is a celebration of life and love and a showcase of Alice Hoffman’s masterful storytelling.

Recommended by Diana


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Red at the Bone: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525535287
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 1st, 2020

Two families separated by class are forever connected by teen pregnancy.  Woodson has created an astonishing novel that starts in the middle, and then flows back and forth telling of the role different family members played in the history of the young girl’s life. A wonderful coming of age story that explores race, class, and identity.


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Hannah's War Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316537445
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Published: Back Bay Books - March 3rd, 2020

A "mesmerizing" re-imagination of the final months of World War II (Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network), Hannah's War is an unforgettable love story about an exceptional woman and the dangerous power of her greatest discovery.


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The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984802446
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Published: Berkley - January 14th, 2020

Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Gray has written a novel about Butler family has had their share of trials--as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest--but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives.

 

 


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Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

At the age of 6 Kaya Clark is abandoned by her mother and much older siblings, and eventually by her abusive father, leaving her to fend for herself in the marshes off the South Carolina coast.  After many years of being alone, she becomes involved with two young men: one who educates her, and the other found dead.  Kaya, the quiet marsh girl, is the prime suspect.  I fell in love with this strong, intelligent little girl, as she stoically becomes a woman!


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