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10 best books of October, according to Amazon's editors

College seniors struggling with life and love, a newly freed sex offender, and four women living through the Roman conquests are only a few of the colorful characters scattered through the 10 October books that Amazon's editors picked as their favorites. Here are the books the Amazon editors read and loved.

- Monitor Staff

1. "1Q84," by Haruki Murakami

A bestseller in Murakami's native Japan, "1Q84" follows a young woman named Aomame who enters a strange parallel world called 1Q84. Also, a ghostwriter named Tengo becomes obsessed with the work he's writing and its strange author.

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