The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue | V.E. Schwab

This was a welcome surprise after reading a number of books that stunk. In France in 1714, Addie makes a bargain to get out of her arranged marriage- to live forever but with the price tag attached that no one will ever remember her. Until 300 years later when she stumbles into a bookshop and a young man remembers her. But how? This ethereal tale took me up, shook me inside out, and made me believe in the power of love. Definitely one of the best books I have read in 2020.
V.E. Schwab is the author of “The Near Witch” and “The Archived. “The product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing, Schwab has a penchant for tea and BBC shows, and a serious and well-documented case of wanderlust. “Vicious “is her first adult book.
Georgette Coan is the manager of Barbara's Bookstore at Woodfield Mall in Schaumberg, IL. She began working for Barbara's in 2010 and was the manager at Barbara's in Burr Ridge, IL. Georgette believes that people still buy paper books because they long for the feel of a physical volume in their hands, actual books on their bookshelves at home, a way to have an actual library (you can't wrap an E-reader!) to pass onto their families. "Books harken back to a more nostalgic era. This new technology isn't for everyone; physical copies of books still offer another choice to those who don't care for the newfangled technology known as E-books and E-readers."