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All the Books! Podcast, Episode #13: New Releases for August 4, 2015

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Liberty Hardy

Senior Contributing Editor

Liberty Hardy is an unrepentant velocireader, writer, bitey mad lady, and tattoo canvas. Turn-ons include books, books and books. Her favorite exclamation is “Holy cats!” Liberty reads more than should be legal, sleeps very little, frequently writes on her belly with Sharpie markers, and when she dies, she’s leaving her body to library science. Until then, she lives with her three cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, in Maine. She is also right behind you. Just kidding! She’s too busy reading. Twitter: @MissLiberty

This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Crooked Heart, Skeleton Crew, What Pet Should I Get? and more new releases. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Live and the Book Riot Quarterly Box.

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Books discussed on the show:

Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings by Shirley Jackson

The Girl Who Slept with God by Val Brelinski

Barbara the Slut and Other People by Lauren Holmes

Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories by Katherine Heiny

Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal by Harold Schechter

Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories by China Miéville

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Pointe by Brandy Colbert

What we’re reading:

The Best Horror of the Year Volume Seven edited by Ellen Datlow

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories by Bonnie Jo Campbell

More books out today:

The Daughters by Adrienne Celt

Street Poison by Justin Gifford

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon

The Casualties by Nick Holdstock

Coming of Age at the End of Days by Alice LaPlante

Fishbowl by Bradley Somer

The Dog Master by W. Bruce Cameron

Black Chalk by Christopher Yates

Chinkstar by Jon Chan Simpson

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

Into the Valley by Ruth Galm

The Man Who Wasn’t There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self by Anil Ananthaswamy

Woman with a Secret by Sophie Hannah

Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins by Susan Casey

Two Across by Jeffrey Bartsch

Orphan Eight by Kim van Alkemade

Landfalls by Naomi J. Williams

The Dust That Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernieres

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

Dear Illusion: Collected Stories by Kingsley Amis

Wind/Pinball: Two novels by Haruki Murakami

Caught Up by Shannon Holmes

Sofrito by Phillippe Diederich

Shetani’s Sister by Iceberg Slim

Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase by Louise Walters

All That Followed by Gabriel Urza

The Eternal World by Christopher Farnsworth

School for Sidekicks by Kelly McCullough

Dome of the Hidden Pavilion by James Tate

Dragonfish by Vu Tran

Villa America by Liza Klaussmann

Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them by Nancy Marie Brown

Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah by Anna Badkhen

The Pope’s Daughter by Dario Fo

Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business by Paul Downs

Brief Loves That Live Forever by Andreï Makine

The Sword of the South by David Weber

Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home by Pope Francis

Killing Auntie by Andrzej Bursa

Confidence by Seth Landman

The Song of Synth by Seb Doubinsky

The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin

Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman

Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet
A Woman Loved by Andreï Makine

Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh

Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott

Days of Awe by Lauren Fox

The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City by Luther Campbell

Dome of the Hidden Pavilion: New Poems by James Tate

Whirligig by Magnus Macintyre

Alert by James Patterson

Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola and Emily Carroll

Hardcovers now in paperback:

Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire

The Secret Place by Tana French

Panic in a Suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya

Your Face in Mine by Jess Row

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum