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

7 Free Things to Do In San Diego This Weekend: May 18-20

Fiesta del Sol, Communal Coffee anniversary party, Space Day, how to do stuff and more admission-free events this weekend

San Diego Summer Concert Preview 2019

A guide to the best bets for live music in San Diego this summer, including Beck, The B-52s, Kacey Musgraves and more

Trail of the Month: Secret Stairs, La Mesa

How get a great glute workout on this urban trail
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Vote Now for San Diego's Best Restaurants 2019
    From pho to fries, you can choose San Diego's best eats and drinks in 99 categories
  2. San Diego's Best Restaurants 2019
    Nearly 7,500 of our hungriest readers voted in our annual poll—and the results are served
  3. First Look: Il Dandy
    Michelin-starred Italian chefs open a stunner in Bankers Hill
  4. Restaurants Are Dying; Here’s the Solution
    It’s simple math, but the state of California refuses to allow it
  5. 21 Ultimate Road Trip Itineraries from San Diego
    These getaways will take you through California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Mexico
  6. Best of North County 2019
    Our annual roundup of what's up-and-coming and full-on buzzy above the 56
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Enter San Diego’s Cutest Pet Contest

Your furry family member could win a pet prize package and be featured in San Diego Magazine

Puesto's Next Top Taco

Submit your best taco recipe for the chance to win a grand prize
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Plan a San Diego Staycation with Hilton

Avoid the airport and enjoy local activities from kayaking to visiting Balboa Park

Athena’s Pinnacle Awards Showcases Leaders in Diversity and Inclusion

Here are the winners from the event on May 7
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags