10 (and More!) Books to Read This October

Suite for Barbara Loden, Nathalie Léger, translated by Natasha Lehrer and Cécile Manon

“She said it is easy to be avant-garde, but it is really difficult to tell a simple story well.” French author Leger is on the trail of Barbara Loden, a filmmaker whose single output, Awanda, is a cult classic. Her quest to find out more about the filmmaker results in a work that publisher The Dorothy Project calls “biography and autofiction, film criticism and anecdote, fact and speculation.”