Episode 110

New Releases and More for June 6, 2017

This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss She Rides Shotgun, The Art of Living, Magpie Murders, and more books.

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Books discussed on the show:

She Rides Shotgun: A Novel Jordan Harper

Perennials by Mandy Berman

The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente, Annie Wu (Illustrator)

Disasters in the First World: Stories by Olivia Clare

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The Art of Living: Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now by Thich Nhat Hanh

Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro

Dear Cyborgs by Eugene Lim

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy

The Answers by Catherine Lacey

Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang by Max Décharné

What we’re reading:

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

More books out this week:

Cockfosters: Stories by Helen Simpson

The Lake and the Lost Girl by Jacquelyn Vincenta

City Mouse by Stacey Lender

Small Treasons by Mark Powell

A Boy of China: In Search of Mao’s Lost Son by Richard Loseby

A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride

It’s Always About the Food by Monday Morning Cooking Club  

We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman

The Owl Always Hunts at Night: A Novel by Samuel Bjork

How to Be a Muslim: An American Story by Haroon Moghul

In Darwin’s Room (Penguin Poets) by Debora Greger

Marlene Dietrich: The Life by Maria Riva

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating (Relating to and Communicating with Others) by Alan Alda

DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates

Storied Bars of New York: Where Literary Luminaries Go to Drink by Delia Cabe

Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou, Helen Stevenson (Translator)

How to Survive a Summer by Nick White

Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me by Andrea Portes

Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser

He Said / She Said by Erin Kelly

Would Everybody Please Stop?: Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas by Jenny Allen

The Possible by Tara Altebrando

The Party by Robyn Harding

This Impossible Light by Lily Myers

Camino Island by John Grisham

Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

You’ll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Weird in a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures by Jennifer Romolini

If Found…Please Return to Elise Gravel by Elise Gravel

Final Demand by Deborah Moggach

Alexander Outland: Space Pirate by Gini Koch

Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload by Julia Hobsbawm

I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart

Fly Me by Daniel Riley

The Fortune Teller by Gwendolyn Womack

The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

The Himalayan Codex: An R. J. MacCready Novel by Bill Schutt, J. R. Finch

The Last Kid Left by Rosecrans Baldwin

Twist: Creative Ideas to Reinvent Your Baking by Martha Collison

Indecent Exposure (A Stone Barrington Novel) by Stuart Woods

The Moment of Truth by Damian McNicholl

Shiver Hitch by Linda Greenlaw

The Kill Society: A Sandman Slim Novel by Richard Kadrey

Quickening Fields (Penguin Poets) by Pattiann Rogers

Crown of Stars: Book II of the Night Song Trilogy by Sophie Jaff

Lonesome Lies Before Us by Don Lee

Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness

You Belong to Me by Colin Harrison

Wolf on a String by Benjamin Black

Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords by Steve Tribe

Good Karma by Christina Kelly

Making Rent in Bed-Stuy: A Memoir of Trying to Make It in New York City by Brandon Harris

Cottonmouths by Kelly J. Ford

Vacation Guide to the Solar System: Science for the Savvy Space Traveler! by Olivia Koski and Jana Grcevich

Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill

Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth by David Gessner

Slow Boat by Hideo Furukawa, David Boyd (Translator)

In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea by Danny Goldberg

Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren

Adventures in Starry Kitchen: 88 Asian-Inspired Recipes from America’s Most Famous Underground Restaurant by Nguyen Tran

Grim Expectations by KW Jeter

The Rebellion’s Last Traitor by Nik Korpon

The Broken Ones: (Prequel to the Malediction Trilogy) by Danielle L. Jensen

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights Into The Next Big Thing by Bernadette Jiwa

Small Treasons by Mark Powell

The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami  (Author), Allison Markin Powell  (Translator)

Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed by Daniel McGinn

The Chase: A Novel of Romantic Suspense (The Icon Trilogy) by Vanessa Fewings

The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor

Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination by Herb Boyd

Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker

The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder

Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights by Steven Levingston

A Fugitive in Walden Woods by Norman Lock

The Whole Way Home: A Novel by Sarah Creech

Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World by Mitch Prinstein

Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar

Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin

The Crime Writer by Jill Lawson

ME by Tomoyuki Hoshino (Author), Charles De Wolf (Translator)

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly (paperback)

These Heroic, Happy Dead: Stories by Luke Mogelson (paperback)

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn (paperback)

Rich and Pretty by Ruman Alam (paperback)

Siricusa by Delia Ephron (paperback)

Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith (paperback)

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang (paperback)

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (paperback)

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