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.
Agnes is a celebrated children's author, who also writes a series for adults under a pen name. Now in her eighties, she is writing the last in the series and has writer's block. Time is running short for her, and she and her lifelong friend are fighting to save their beloved Fellowship Point before family and friends sell it off to a corporation who wants to build condominiums. I fell in love with the beauty of this story that deals with friendship, family, and love.
Tracy, an overachieving forty-yr-old assistant high achool principal, is overjoyed at first when the currant principal is retiring, thinking she is a shoe-in for the job. Then things slowly take a turn, leaving Tracy wondering if she will ever get her due. Perotta gives us a witty story of suburban America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.