One of the most unflinching books in October is Rebecca Coleman's The Kingdom of Childhood. It dares to examine the relationship between a teacher and her student, and our reviewer called it "psychologically disturbing," "controversial" and "a natural pick for book clubs."

The unsettling depiction of lust and desire has my skin crawling just from watching the trailer:

The Kingdom of Childhood is out now! Readers who love dark, serious literature will love it, especially during the creepiest month of the year! Will you read it?

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