Books | April 2017
By Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press)
Sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close, despite Isabelle living in Paris and Vianne in the French countryside. When World War II strikes, Vianne finds herself isolated after her husband goes off to fight, so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her. As the war progresses, the sisters’ relationship and strength are tested as their lives change in unbelievably horrific ways.
Anything is Possible
By Elizabeth Strout (Random House Publishing Group)
Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Elizabeth Strout explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others, in an unforgettable cast of small-town characters coping with love and loss.
My Mother’s Kitchen
By Peter Gethers (Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.)
Peter Gethers wants to give his aging mother a personal and final gift: a spectacular feast featuring all of her favorite dishes. A funny, moving memoir about Gethers’ discovery that his mother has a genius for understanding the intimate connections between cooking, people and love.
By Scott Simon (Penguin Publishing Group)
NPR’s Scott Simon offers personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world-champion Cubbies baseball’s most tortured—and now triumphant—franchise.