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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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Save the Date! Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 PM
Winter Favorites- Hear the staff of Forever Books share reviews of their favorite new books for the season!
-20% off entire purchase that evening
-Free book (Advance Reader's Copy)
Reservations Reqested. Please call or email the store to save your seat!