10 Must-Read Books For October

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Amy Jo Burns, Cinderland: A Memoir (October 7)

In this tough, moving memoir, Burns writes vividly about the town she grew up in, and the divides that occurred when a beloved piano teacher was accused of sexually assaulting his students. In a case that is all too familiar these days, the trauma tore the town apart, with the girls who came forward ruining their reputations and the girls who stayed quiet — including Burns — living with the secret. Burns turns an unflinching eye on her childhood, and writes about forgiveness in brutal, beautiful prose. — Elisabeth Donnelly