October 2020: Paperback Previews

It feels like paperback publication is picking up again this month, and books are shifting around a little less: there are a host of sure-fire hits here, with the likes of Sophie Kinsella, James Patterson, Cecelia Ahern and Heather Morris all gracing our topsellers list. Literary fiction is also packed full of joys, from Andrew Michael Hurley’s Starve Acre (the perfect Halloween read?) to Cynan Jones’ Stillicide, both excellent genre-spanning novels which I didn’t have room for in my editor’s picks. Short stories, too, are on fine form, with new collections from Zadie Smith, Deborah Eisenbe...

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