Happy Halloween! Today marks the end of another month. Are you ready for my October Book Reviews?
Three of the books I read in October (Mariette in Ecstasy, The Namesake, and The Virgin Suicides) were part of a five-week Survey of Fiction class I attended through OLLI at University of Arkansas. Okiehomeland was my book club’s official October selection. I listened to Young Jane Young via Hoopla and chose it mainly because of the cover. (Sometimes my choices are as simple as that.)
These books take us to—a rural New York convent at the turn of the century; India as we immigrate to America; on a great Nebraska wheat harvest adventure; from a political campaign in Florida to a mayoral race in Maine; to the suburbs of Detroit and into the home of a family in rapid deterioration.
The books included in my October book reviews include some of the best I’ve read in a great while.
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