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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Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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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Gone So Long: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393357370
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 1st, 2019

Three-year-old Susan witnesses her father murder her mother in a fit of jealousy. Decades later her father wishes to reconnect with his estranged daughter, now a woman in her forties. They confront each other at her maternal grandmother’s home to find some answers.  A  suspenseful climactic ending to a beautiful, empathic novel.


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The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062859969
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - September 10th, 2019

Jonas Hancock, a ship merchant, is shocked to find that his trusted captain has sold his ship and goods, and bought a small, shriveled, horrifying-looking mermaid.  In order to recoup his losses, he makes the decision to display it, involving him with a high-end brothel keeper, and a romping affair with its beautiful courtesan.


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Virgil Wander Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802147127
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - August 20th, 2019

Virgil is still alive and out of the hospital after a snowy crash which left his car at the bottom of Lake Superior. While convalescing, he meets a Norwegian kite flyer who is seeking information about his son who has been missing for 10 years.  Virgil Wonder is a joy, and reminds us why we love to read about small towns and their quirky citizens.


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The Silence of the Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525564102
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - August 27th, 2019

After the death and destruction of Lyrnessus by Achilles and his troops, the women are given away as slaves to high ranking men.  Briseis, the Queen, is saved as the grand prize, and awarded to the undefeated Achilles.  Queen Briseis sadly tells the hardships of the captured women, and what must be endured, in order to survive in a horrifying war camp.  Powerful!


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As of March 24, we will not be able to be at the store due to the shelter in place mandate.

 

You will still be able to order through our website www.foreverbooks.net or by emailing us at foreverbooks@att.net . All books will be shipped directly from our warehouse. We will contact all customers who have a book order pending.

You can also support us today by purchasing a gift card online. These will be mailed and can be redeemed when we re-open! 

You can also order KOBO ebooks through this website. Create an account through the link on our homepage, right below this message! Then download the app on the Apple or Google Play store, and you can read them on any device. If you have any questions on how to do this, please call (269) 932-8598 and we'll help you though the process.

 

We thank you in advance, and for all the support we’ve received as your community bookstore these 21 years. We hope we will be able to see you soon, dear readers.  Take care of yourselves, and read a good book today!

Robin, Diana, Stephen, Beth, and Poppy

 

 

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