Jeanne Jesernik

Adult Services Librarian

Jeanne Jesernik

(708) 215-3200 , jeanne@lagrangelibrary.org


Recommendations

Eat A Peach: A Memoir
An explicitly honest and intimate sharing of Chang’s life experience as chef and successful restaurateur (founder of Momofuku restaurant group) with the goal of bringing Korean food and culture to the world. As a son of immigrant parents caught between two cultures, Chang shares his difficult childhood experiences of assimilation, he talks candidly about living with mental illness, and he… Continue
Mexican Gothic
Noemi Taboada receives a disturbing letter from Catalina her cousin who seems to be experiencing a mental break with reality. A strong-willed urban socialite, Noemi travels from Mexico City to rescue her cousin from the apparent neglect of her husband and his British family, the Doyles. They live together at “High Tower,” an ominous country manor, crumbling and rotting above an… Continue
Take a Hint, Dani Brown
Danika Brown a workaholic PhD Literature student seeks a sex buddy without emotional attachment. Zafir Ansari, a former pro Rugby player, is a romantic seeking a happy ending relationship, but he too is emotionally guarded due to past wounds. They keep their fantasies of one another secret, until they get wrapped up in a social media publicity stunt, a staged romance that boosts the success of… Continue
When the Apricots Bloom
Huda and Rania, childhood friends, become reunited as adults through a mutual friendship with Ally, an Australian ambassador’s wife living in Baghdad. Balancing loyalties to countrymen, living and dead, and to one another consumes their days. Ultimately though, each woman must decide when to keep and when to break confidences for their families’ survival, a non-negotiable commitment.… Continue