Episode 53

New Releases for May 10, 2016

This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Mongrels, The High Places, The Loney, and more new releases.

This episode was sponsored by A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Install, The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood, and Book of the Month.

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Books discussed on the show:

Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones

Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

The High Places: Stories by Fiona McFarlane

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Last Day of Night by Graham Moore

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

What we’re reading:

An Innocent Fashion by R. J. Hernandez

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

More books out this week:

Everything is Teeth by Evie Wyld

The Telling by Zoe Zolbrod

Amp’d by Ken Pisani

Speaking Freely: My Life in Publishing and Human Rights by Robert L. Bernstein

Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

Soccer Without Borders: Jürgen Klinsmann, Coaching the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, and the Quest for the World Cup by Erik Kirschbaum (Author), Jürgen Klinsmann (Author)

Never Flirt with Puppy Killers: And Other Better Book Titles by Dan Wilbur

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand

A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. I, 1809 – 1849 by Sidney Blumenthal

The Last Supper: The Plight of Christians in Arab Lands by Klaus Wivel (Author), Mark Kline (Translator)

The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt by Tracy Farr

Man & Wife by Katie Chase

The Best of Writers and Company by Eleanor Wachtel

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll

Cosmic Hotel by Russ Franklin

Jay to Bee: Janet Frame’s Letters to William Theophilus Brown by Janet Frame and Denis Harold

The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers by Fouad Laroui (Author), Emma Ramadan (Translator)

The Seed Collectors by Scarlett Thomas

So Much Synth by Brenda Shaughnessy

Central Station by Lavie Tidhar

Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

The Metaphysical Ukulele by Sean Carswell

Albina and the Dog-Men by Alejandro Jodorowsky (Author), Alfred MacAdam (Translator)

Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

Unrivaled (Beautiful Idols) by Alyson Noel

A Million Windows by Gerald Murnane

Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter by Jordan T. Camp (Editor), Christina Heatherton (Editor)

Unknown Remains by Peter Leonard

Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods

Black Dove: Essays on Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me by Ana Castillo

Survival (Women’s Studies Quarterly) by Frances Bartkowski (Editor), Elena Glasberg (Editor), Taylor Black (Editor)

The Miracle on Monhegan Island by Elizabeth Kelly

The Pier Falls: And Other Stories by Mark Haddon

American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars, and One Great Building by Claudia Roth Pierpont

Let the Empire Down by Alexandra Oliver

Late One Night by Lee Martin

Worthy by Lisa Birnbaum

Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest by Bryan Hurt (Editor)

Allegheny Front by Matthew Neill Null

The Mother by Yvvette Edwards

The Transmigration of Bodies by Yuri Herrera (Author), Lisa Dillman (Translator)

The Fox Was Ever the Hunter by Herta Müller, translated from German by Philip Boehm

Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon

You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice by Tom Vanderbilt

A Perfect Life by Eileen Pollack

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to

Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani

Troublemaker by Linda Howard

Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat by Gary Paulsen

League of Dragons by Naomi Novik

Reliance, Illinois by Mary Volmer

Driving Without a License by Janine Joseph

Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency by Charles Rappleye

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick

LaRose by Louise Erdrich

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay

The Secret Birds by Tony Fitzpatrick

Native Believer by Ali Eteraz

Killer Deal by Sofie Sarenbrant (Author), Paul Norlen (Translator)

South Haven by Hirsh Sawhney

The Alchemists’ Council by Cynthea Masson

The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharon McCrumb

The Summer Guest by Alison Anderson
John Barth: A Body of Words by Charles Harris (Editor), Gabrielle Dean (Editor)

The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor by John Barth

The Tidewater Tales by John Barth

The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving by Lisa Miller (paperback)

The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips (paperback)

A Buzz in the Meadow: The Natural History of a French Farm by Dave Goulson (paperback)

Disgruntled by Asali Solomon (paperback)

A History of Loneliness by John Boyne (paperback)

The Brothers by Masha Gessen (paperback)

Love is Red by Sophie Jaff (paperback)

The Girl from the Garden by Parnaz Foroutan (paperback)

Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay (paperback)

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