October 2017 Book of the Month

Happy National Book Month! Why not celebrate it by reading our October pick?

Every month, the avid readers in our Books department choose one new title that needs to be shared. It's a book we've read, a book that's made us fall in love, and one that lingered with us long after the last page had been turned.

We're so invested in getting more people to read this book that as added encouragement, you save 25% when you buy it during its featured month.

October Title: Reservoir 13

This month, we're introducing you to Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor.

Jon McGregor is a bit of a legend. At 26, he wrote his first novel. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. So was his second. His third novel won the International Dublin Literary Award. Reservoir 13 is his 4th novel and—you guessed it—it's been longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker. We think it's about time you read one of his titles.

Reservoir 13 opens with the disappearance of a girl from a small English village, but the book isn't really about her. It's about the impact of her disappearance on the village over the course of 13 years, captured in exquisite snippets. It's about births and deaths. It's about changes in fortune for better and worse. It's about life.

McGregor displays a remarkable amount of control over his prose. His words are efficient—almost Spartan—yet beautiful, conversational, and potent. You'll be amazed at how he can so perfectly evoke a place, person, or feeling with a mere handful of well-chosen words.

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