See what La Grange Public Library staff members have to recommend.
- Crying in H Mart
by Michelle Zauner
From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and… Continue
- The Alice Network
by Kate Quinn
In this enthralling novel from New York Times bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
- Anxious People
by Fredrik Backman
a charming, poignant novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Looking at real estate isn't usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage.… Continue
- The Restaurant
by Pamela Kelley
Three sisters: Mandy, Emma, and Jill are all at turning points in their lives when they inherit a Nantucket restaurant from the grandmother. The will stipulates they must work together for a year at the restaurant, or lose their shares to the chef, Paul.
- The Personal Librarian
by Marie Benedict
In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world as she helps build a world-class collection. But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the… Continue
- War Brides
by Bryan, Helen
With war threatening to spread from Europe to England, the sleepy village of Crowmarsh Priors settles into a new sort of normal. Nightly air raids become grimly mundane. Rationing curtails every comfort. Men leave to fight and die. Five women forge an unlikely bond of friendship that will change their lives forever.
- The Hunting Party: an novel
by Lucy Foley
During every Christmas break a group of thirty-something friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together. This year they're going to an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands. They arrive on December 30, just before a historic blizzard seals the lodge from the outside world. What can go wrong?
- Before the Coffee Gets Cold: a novel
by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
In a small back alley in Tokyo at a century-old coffee shop rumored to offer patrons the chance to travel back in time, four customers reevaluate their formative life choices.
- 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
- Take a Hint, Dani Brown
by Talia Hibbert
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
- Born a Crime : Stories From a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah
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Filled with the same wit and humor that has made The Daily Show host a successful comedian, this autobiographical account of his life is inspiring and astonishing. A story of achievement against all odds, each chapter tackles a different obstacle, accompanied by a different hilarious episode from his life. There’s the crime of his mixed race birth under a racist regime, that time he opted… Continue
- Eat A Peach: A Memoir
by David Chang
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