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Books: October 4, 2013

We cover the latest paperbacks, from supernatural thrillers to inspirational nonfictions

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Harvest, Jim Crace
Novel
After getting shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this haunting British novel was rushed into print here two months ahead of schedule.

The Pure Gold Baby, Margaret Drabble
Novel
Dame Drabble’s first novel since 2007’s The Sea Lady centers on a single mother raising a mentally disabled daughter.

Jacob’s Eye Patch, Beth Kobliner Shaw & Jacob Shaw
Children’s
A little boy with something different about him makes a new friend in this winning picture book.

Moving In, Bruce Littlefield
Nonfiction
Littlefield hilariously chronicles a year of living in domestic non-bliss with his partner, Scott.

Help For The Haunted, John Searles
Thriller
The sole witness to her demonologist parents’ murders, Sylvie Mason tries to uncover the truth behind the killings while living in the custody of her mean older sister.

Drama High, Michael Sokolove
Nonfiction
In what may remind you of a real-life Mr. Holland’s Opus, Sokolove offers a behind-the-scenes look at a miraculously good high school theater program that fascinates even Broadway producers.