Books | November 2018

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A Ladder to the Sky
By John Boyne (Hogarth)
Author Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for fame, but the one thing the writer doesn’t have is talent. He hones his skill for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top of the book charts.
The Kinship of Secrets
By Eugenia Kim (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The riveting story of two sisters—one raised in the U.S., the other in South Korea—and the family that binds them together, even as the Korean War keeps them apart. Inspired by a true story, The Kinship of Secrets explores the cruelty of war, the power of hope, and what it means to be a sister.



By Ariel Burger (HMH)
In this thought-provoking book, Burger brings readers into Elie Wiesel’s classroom, where the art of listening and storytelling conspired to keep memory alive. In the vein of Tuesdays with Morrie, Burger shows that Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, was not only as an extraordinary human being, but a master teacher.
Naperville: A Brief History
By Bryan J. Ogg (Arcadia)
From Naperville historian Ogg comes a chronicle of the unique people and events that shaped the city, including the settlers who endured hardships to make a place to call home. The research and technology corridor is far removed from the travails of those early years, but both are part of the same determined community.