Here are 10 books that will give you something to look forward to this month!
Evening in Paradise by Lucia Berlin (available November 6)
If you were one of the many people who fell in love with the late Lucia Berlin via her 2015 story collection, A Manual for Cleaning Women, prepare to fall in love all over again with this new collection of stories, 22 works selected from her unpublished material, each the cunning, beautiful creation of a genius of the form. And if reading this leaves you aching for more Berlin? Don't worry, you can also buy Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters, a companion piece of sorts to Berlin's fiction. This book is a collection of autobiographical pieces that reflect Berlin's singularly peripatetic life, encompassing locations ranging from Alaska to Mexico to Chile to Kentucky. As is the case with her fiction, Berlin's pieces here are as faceted as the brightest diamond, but rather than blind you, they just encourage you to examine them even more closely, so you get lost in their depths.