One of my favorite books from my twenties (and still) is Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. What better selection for an October throw-back read than tales from the graves, from the people who weren't able or willing to tell their stories while alive. So, grab a blanket throw and a cup of your favorite warm beverage, then settle in to read some secrets from the cemetery.
In 1915, Edgar Lee Masters published a book of dramatic monologues
written in free verse about a fictional town called Spoon River, based
on the Midwestern towns where he grew up. The shocking scandals and
secret tragedies of Spoon River were immediately recognized by readers
as authentic. Masters raises the dead “sleeping on the hill” in their
village cemetery to tell the truth about their lives, and their
testimony topples the American myth of the moral superiority of
small-town life. Spoon River, as undeniably corrupt and cruel as the big
city, is home to murderers, drunkards, crooked bankers, lechers, bitter
wives, abusive husbands, failed dreamers, and a few good souls. The
freshness of this masterpiece undiminished, Spoon River Anthology remains a landmark of American literature.