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Top 5 Of New October Books For True Readers

What are your first thought when you enter a bookshop? When you see all these stacks of hardcovers and shelves crammed with paperbacks you aren't even able to look through? There was an episode in the first season of Succession when one of the main characters Roman Roy was explaining what association comes to his mind when he sees the book stacks - that all this is old news, no more desired and sought. "People are gonna read, but the old world, it's gone... It's all about the morsels, man... Tasty morsels from groovy hubs." And he is partially right. More than partially, actually. Younger generations can't keep their attention longer than a brief Snapchat message, so forget about the Dickensian volumes on their night tables. But there're still us in the world who can't give up the routine habit of reading books and impatiently wait for a new publication of our beloved author, which we are still capable to swallow in one morsel, no matter how big it might be.

If you're one of us, take a look at our Top 5 of new October books and pick your own delicious morsel:

by Elizabeth Strout

The author of Olive Kitteridge presents another of her warmhearted novels to the world. This time it's the heroine Lucy Barton from the previous novel My Name is Lucy Barton who recounts her tender but complex relationship with her first husband William from their college years to marriage and the birth of their daughters up to their separation and life with other people. Once again it is an emphatic novel written in a style that only Strout has mastered to conquer the readers' hearts.

by John Grisham

The one of the most productive writers strikes back. It is the sequel to The Whistler, which tells the story of Lacy Stoltz investigating a corrupt judge. Three years later Lacy is ready to change her workplace but then she meets a mysterious woman who is stalking a man for two decades believing he is a serial killer who killed her father. Actually he is a judge under Lacy's jurisdiction and he has a list of his future victims. How can Lacy catch him without becoming the next name on his list?

by Heather Morris

This is the last book in the trilogy, which has begun with The Tattooist of Auschwitz. The third story is told by three sisters, two of which still live in Israel. When they were teenagers living in Slovakia, Cibi, Magda and Livia made a promise to their father to always stay together. When a 15-year old Livia was taken to Auschwitz by the Nazis, Cibi followed her there to protect her. Magda tried to hide but soon was captured and also met her sisters in Auschwitz. Reunited again they made another promise - to survive.

by Anne Mette Hancock

The fans of Scandinavian noir should be enjoying this novel of the Danish author. The plot is twisted and dynamic and has so many under-plots that it is difficult to summarize. A journalist Heloise Kaldan is about to lose her job when she tarts receiving cryptic letters from an alleged killer. Three years ago Anna Kiel was seen leaving a crime scene covered in blood but she managed to hide away. The first reporter who wrote about the case is also found dead. Did Anna kill him, too? But the letters that Heloise keeps receiving point towards a connection between Anna and Heloise. So Heloise is forced to revisit the darkest parts of her own past.

by Nigel Poor

Our non-fiction section is represented by pure reality. Perhaps you have already listened to the podcasts of Ear Hustle by visual artist Nigel Poor and inmate Earlonne Woods from San Quentin State Prison's basement media lab. Now in their book they tell the unheard stories of incarceration and real lived experiences of a prison life. And all of it with a typical candor and humor!


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