Edit ModuleShow Tags

Your Shelf Life: 5 Books to Read in October

A curated list of this month's top reads


Published:

Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan has a much-anticipated historical thriller in Manhattan Beach. Set during the Great Depression and subsequent war, it follows a young Brooklyn woman working as a diver and a nightclub owner who may be the key to her family’s mystery.

Fresh Complaint is the first collection of short stories from Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex. The stories were written throughout his career, and many of them were first published in The New Yorker.

Hollywood luminary Tom Hanks’s first work of fiction—a collection of short stories titled Uncommon Type: Some Stories—features typewriters, his favorite collectible.

Nicola Lagioia won Italy’s most prestigious literary prize for Ferocity, a thriller following a man’s search for answers about his sister’s mysterious death in 1980s Southern Italy.

A gang member’s path to redemption, a family dealing with mysterious deaths and mental breakdowns, and other high-stakes stories of immigration and broken dreams fill Daniel Alarcón’s collection The King Is Always Above the People.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

San Diego Rep’s Tragicomic ‘Fun Home’ is Growing Up at Its Most Awkward and Beautiful

See a weekend show if possible—the Tony Award–winning musical may be too much emotion to handle on a work night

Things to Do: September 17-23

Eight events you absolutely don't want to miss this week

Things to Do: September 10 - 16

Six events you absolutely don't want to miss this week
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Best of San Diego Party 2018
  2. Good Night, Cafe Chloe
    San Diego’s beloved French bistro is closing due to California’s unfair labor laws
  3. The Best of San Diego 2018
    We crown 103 winners in food, shopping, fitness, kids’ activities, and more
  4. Javier Plascencia Eyes Barrio Logan
    The award-winning chef is all over Mexico, but looks to make a San Diego comeback
  5. Stop Killing Chloes
    How California is very knowingly killing the mom and pop restaurant
  6. First Look: El Jardin
    Native chef Claudette Wilkins goes from Bracero to Top Chef and, finally, to her own dream
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Vote Now for Your Orangetheory Winner!

Winners will be announced at our Sweat event on May 12

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

AquaVie: 10 Reasons It’s Downtown’s Best Kept Secret

The best workout and spa getaway around? It’s actually right underneath your nose.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags