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All the Books! Podcast, Episode #17: New Releases for Sept. 1, 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 Sorcerer to the Crown, Prodigies, Girl Waits with Gun, and more books. This episode was sponsored by Macmillan Audio and Book Riot Live.

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Books discussed on the show:

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Prodigies by Angélica Gorodischer

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman

Paulina and Fran by Rachel B. Glaser

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

What we’re reading:

Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate by Ginger Strand

When Old Technologies Were New: Thinking About Electric Communication in the Late Nineteenth Century by Carolyn Marvin

More books out this week:

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

The Metaphysics of Ping Pong: Table Tennis as a Journey of Self-Discovery by Guido Mina di Sospiro

The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee

The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth

Vivian Apple Needs a Miracle by Katie Coyle

The Man in a Hurry by Paul Morand

Is Fat Bob Dead Yet? by Stephen Dobyns

Dryland by Sara Jaffe

Speak Easy by Catherynne Valente

The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante

Don’t Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche

The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young

Marvel and a Wonder by Joe Meno

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

Steering the Craft: A 21st-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin

Drought-Adapted Vine by Donald Revell

Invisible in Austin: Life and Labor in an American City edited by Javier Auyero

Jillian Cade: (Fake) Paranormal Investigator by Jen Klein

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

The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium, Book 2) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better: A Woman’s Guide to Coping With Life by Monica Heisey

Chicago Noir edited by Joe Meno

Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s: A Library of America Boxed Set by Sarah Weinman

The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan by Ian Buruma

The Middle of Somewhere by Sonja Yoerg

Chapelwood by Cherie Priest

The Dogs by Allan Stratton

Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

Waiting by Kevin Henke

Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due

A Clue to the Exit by  Edward St. Aubyn

Application for Release from the Dream: Poems by Tony Hoagland

F*ck Feelings: One Shrink’s Practical Advice for Managing All Life’s Impossible Problems by Michael Bennett MD and Sarah Bennet

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson

The Telling by Jo Baker

Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin by Andrew Wilson

The White Ghost by James R. Benn

The Secrets of Blood and Bone by Rebecca Alexander

The Drafter by Kim Harrison

The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett

Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

The House of Twenty Thousand Books by Sasha Abramsky

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle (paperback)

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories by Hilary Mantel (paperback)

The Hundred-Year Flood by Matthew Salesses (paperback)