10 Must-Read Books for October

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Half the Kingdom, Lore Segal (October 1)

Go ahead and order the latest novel by the 85-year-old Segal — a writer who deserves all the acclaim her biggest fans throw at her, and more — but make sure you also pick up her 1976 novella Lucinella (also available via this book’s publisher, Melville House) as a primer on the witty brand of genius you’re in store for with Half the Kingdom