Our Books of the Month for October

From a Massachusetts plantation to the outer reaches of the solar system; our pick of the month's best books

A touchingly humane exploration both of our world and those beyond the stars; hysteria and persecution in 17th-century America; a page-turning retelling of a famous author's vanishing; and a vivid children's fantasy suffused with the danger and darkness of prehistory. Discover our sensational quartet of Books of the Month for October.


Fiction Book of the Month

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The author of The Overstory returns with an arresting tale about the need to keep those we love safe that follows a widowed young father, faced with the task of bringing up his son who has a little-understood health condition.

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Non-Fiction Book of the Month

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Charting the events and psychological effects of witch-hunting in a small community of early settlers in 1650s Massachusetts in gripping and thought-provoking prose, The Ruin of All Witches reads like a haunting real-life folktale.

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Thriller of the Month

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Taking Agatha Christie's 11 day disappearance in 1926 as a jumping-off point, de Gramont's deftly constructed mystery is a delight for fans of both the Queen of Crime and Golden Age whodunits in general.

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Children's Book of the Month

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Packed full of unforgettable characters and compelling plotting, Fowler’s electrifying debut is set in a richly imagined prehistoric world where a courageous young Huntling braves the forbidding Northern forests in search of a missing girl.

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Scottish Book of the Month

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Splendidly sinister and shrouded in forbidding atmosphere, Hinchcliffe's assured second novel is a slice of wintry folk horror featuring witchcraft, curses and incipient madness.

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Welsh Book of the Month

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A groundbreaking nature writing classic penned on the eve of World War II, Firbank's engrossing account of how he and his wife transformed a farm in the mountains of Snowdonia has had an enduring legacy on the tropes of the genre.

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Irish Book of the Month

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Set against the backdrop of the Irish war of independence, The Winter Guest is an irresistible mix of atmospheric ghost story and classic murder mystery, complete with a gloomy country house filled with haunting secrets.

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Books of the Month

Taste
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Stanley Tucci
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A Flicker in the Dark
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Stacy Willingham
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A Fatal Crossing
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Tom Hindle
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The Accidental Stowaway
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Judith Eagle
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If We Were Villains
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M. L. Rio
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The Devil You Know
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Gwen Adshead
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The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill
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C.S. Robertson
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Normal People
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Sally Rooney
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Circe
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Madeline Miller
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Great Circle
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Maggie Shipstead
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The Appeal
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Janice Hallett
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The Magician
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Colm Toibin
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The Rabbit Hutch
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Tess Gunty
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The Passenger
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Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz
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Still Life
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Sarah Winman
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Life Between the Tides
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Adam Nicolson
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The Power of Geography
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Tim Marshall
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A Gentleman in Moscow
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Amor Towles
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Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
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Amy Jeffs
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The Dark Remains
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Ian Rankin
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Free
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Lea Ypi
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Sapiens
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Yuval Noah Harari
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Sorrow and Bliss
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Meg Mason
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The Last Bear
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Hannah Gold
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