April 2018 Local Authors
THE FATES DIVIDE
Book two of bestselling Barrington author’s new sci-fi fantasy series
In The Fates Divide, the second in the bestselling science-fiction fantasy series, Carve the Mark, Veronica Roth continues the desperate love story between Akos and Cyra as they seek to escape the fates foretold for them by oracles at their birth.
In the midst of a barbaric war that threatens the nine-nation constellation, Akos flaunts his fate — that he will die in service to Cyra’s family — by pursuing a relationship with her. When Cyra’s father, the soulless tyrant Lazmet Noavek who had been thought dead, plots to reclaim the throne of Shotet on the planet Urek, the young warriors will stop him at any cost.
For Cyra, that could mean taking the life of the man who may — or may not — be her father. For Akos, it means risking his own life. In a stunning twist, the two discover how fate defines their lives in the most unexpected ways.
This rapid-fire intergalactic adventure is rich in intrigue and heart-stopping action. With the lives of her star-crossed lovers ruled by the fickle hand of fate, Roth proves herself a master of fantasy fiction, merging futuristic mythology with young romance.
Raised in Barrington and living in the Chicago area, Veronica Roth is the author of global bestseller Divergent, which inspired the movie trilogy by the same name. She is a graduate of the creative writing program at Northwestern University.
THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS
by Luis Alberto Urrea of Naperville
The Pulitzer Prize-nominated author tells the definitive Mexican-American love story, at once intimate and epic. Dying family patriarch Big Angel celebrates one last birthday, interrupted by the death of his mother. Complex family ties soon remind the sprawling family what it means to be first generation, living two lives across one border. With insight, humor and authenticity, this book cements Urrea’s reputation as a first-rate storyteller.
THE HEART IS A SHIFTING SEA
by Elizabeth Flock of La Grange
A reporter for PBS Newshour, Flock has observed the evolving state of India from inside Mumbai over the last decade. Although it reads like a novel, her debut book is a real-life look at the lives of three different couples, providing an intimate and nuanced examination of love, marriage and colliding cultures in a city where ethnicity, class and religion share an uneasy existence with pop culture and technology.
THE CUTTING EDGE
by Jeffery Deaver, formerly of Glen Ellyn
The New York Times bestselling author brings back investigative duo Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs to track down a killer who left a fortune in gems behind at the murder scene. It soon becomes clear that their target, The Promiser, was not after the diamonds at all but is a serial killer, bent on terrorizing soon-to-wed couples, turning moments of bliss into horror. Soon he makes a fatal mistake — leaving a witness behind.
THE BATTERED BADGE
by Robert Goldsborough, formerly of Elmhurst
In the latest novel in the popular Nero Wolfe mystery series, America’s favorite armchair detective figures out who is scape-goating the longtime head of New York City homicide, who has been temporarily relieved of his badge. While seeking to prove his client could not have committed the murder of a wealthy public figure, Wolfe discovers the police chief has been keeping company with a mob kingpin.Edit Module