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Quick fiction: selections curated by Mountain Times for October | Book reviews

By on October 7, 2021 0


With somewhere between 600,000 and 1 million books published each year in the United States alone, choosing that next big read can be a challenge. To cut through the clutter, your Mountain timetable critics offer a very clean and organized – quick fiction – selection of books for October.

‘Wolf Point (Ashe Cayne Book 2)’ by Ian K. Smith.

“Wolf Point (Ashe Cayne Book 2)” by Ian K. Smith (Thomas & Mercer, October 5, 348 pages, $ 24.94)

‘When two feathers fell from the sky’ by Margaret Verble.

“When two feathers fell from the sky” by Margaret Verble (Mariner Books, October 12, 384 pages, $ 27)

Young Cherokee horse driver Two Feathers is loaned to a zoo by a Wild West show and determined to do something with her life – the problem is, she’s trying to do it in the segregated 1920s society in Nashville. A story that will linger long after the last page, “Two Feathers” is a nice addition to the Pulitzer Verble Prize finalist’s offerings.

‘The Judge’s List’ by John Grisham.

“The Judge’s List” by John Grisham (Doubleday, October 19, 368 pages, $ 29.95)

It’s October and John Grisham is once again offering a court thriller. At this point, you don’t really need to know more to buy the book. But for those more interested, “The Judge’s List” takes Lacy Stoltz back three years – to literary days – after investigating a corrupt judge in “The Whistler” in 2016. A solid addition to Grisham’s continuing legacy of work .

“Gated Prey” by Lee Goldberg.

“Gated Prey” by Lee Goldberg (Thomas & Mercer, October 26, 268 pages, $ 24.95)

Third in Lee Goldberg’s Eve Ronin series, “Gated Prey” begins, moves and ends at bullet speed in this stand-alone continuation story. Goldberg has a knack for adding subtle character nuances to his storyline, and here we find Eve and her partner Duncan Pavone more complex than ever. Goldberg discusses these complexities with Mountain timetable during an interview to be published in Mountain timetable after the book’s publication date of October 26.