The book for October is Mrs Bridge by Evan S Connell, chosen by Eloise.
"Mrs Bridge, an unremarkable and conservative housewife in Kansas City,
has three children and a kindly lawyer husband. She spends her time
shopping, going to bridge parties and bringing up her children to be
pleasant, clean and have nice manners. And yet she finds modern life
increasingly baffling, her children aren't growing up into the people
she expected, and sometimes she has the vague disquieting sensation that
all is not well in her life. In a series of comic, telling vignettes,
Evan S. Connell illuminates the narrow morality, confusion, futility and
even terror at the heart of a life of plenty."