Our October Book of the Month is

Mother for Dinner by Shalom Auslander


This is the story of an unusual family. Though they are nothing like yours, you will recognize them. They are the last Cannibal-Americans. And they have a problem. When their mother dies, twelve children gather to dispose of the body in the traditional manner… By eating it.

But can they follow the ancient rituals of consumption? Is their unique cultural heritage worth preserving if it’s this gross? And what about dietary requirements – one of them is vegan. Surely it can’t be this hard to do the right thing?

Mother for Dinner is a dark comedy about modern life and its many difficulties.


Our October Children’s Book of the Month is

October, October by Katya Balen



October and her dad live in the woods. They know the trees and the rocks and the lake and stars like best friends.

They live in the woods and they are wild. And that’s the way it is. Until the year October turns eleven.

That’s the year October rescues a baby owl. It’s the year Dad falls out of the biggest tree in their woods. The year the woman who calls herself October’s mother comes back.

The year everything changes.