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 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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Forever Books Turned 20 April 1st, 2019!

Thank you for making us your community book store!

 "Best Place to Buy Books"!

 

 

 

 

 

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 25th Annual Luminary Festival

 Friday, November 22 from dusk til 8:00 PM

 Book Signing with Pamela Cameron, author of Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes

 Treats will be served.

 

Click here for more info on this author and event!

 

 Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes is Poppy-Approved! 

In 1914 crew members of the lighthouse tender Hyacinth rescued a stray puppy from the Milwaukee River

and named him Sport. For the next twelve years, this charming Newfoundland-retriever mix lived the life of a ship dog.

In this beautifully illustrated children’s book based on historical documents and photographs, readers share in Sport’s

adventures while discovering the various ways lighthouse tender ships helped keep the lake safe for others.

 

 A signed book plus an adorable plush make a great gift combo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 30th 

We will be open until 8 PM

Come celebrate Small Business Saturday in downtown St. Joseph. Shop small and support the local economy!

Forever Books will be giving away free surprise books (advance readers copies) with a purchase of $20 or more.

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