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All the Books! Podcast, Episode #18: New Releases for Sept. 8, 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 This is Your Life, Harriet Chance, Negroland: A Memoir, and more books. This episode was sponsored by Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz, Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash, and Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola and Emily Carroll.

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Books discussed on the show:

This is Your Life, Harriet Chance by Jonathan Evison

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson

Sweetland by Michael Crummey

Dataclysm: Love, Sex, Race, and Identity–What Our Online Lives Tell Us about Our Offline Selves by Christian Rudder 

As She Climbed Across the Table by Jonathan Lethem

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

What we’re reading:

Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due

Lum by Libby Ware

More books out this week:

Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals 1950-2013 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy, M.D.

Bream Gives Me Hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg

Sleepwalker: The Mysterious Makings and Recovery of a Somnambulist by Kathleen Frazier and Mark Mahowald

The Afterlife Academy by Frank Cole

Benjamin Franklin: Huge Pain in my… by Adam Mansbach and Alan Zweibel

Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder

Reckless: My Life as a Pretender by Chrissie Hynde

Drowning Is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley

The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why by Arthur Benjamin

The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? by Dale Russakoff

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf

The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan

Edgewater by Courtney Sheinmel

The Making of Home: The 500-Year Story of How Our Houses Became Our Homes by Judith Flanders

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution by Rachel Moran

The Same City by Luisgé Martín

Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash

Between Clay and Dust by Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Fear of Dying by Erica Jong

The Grammar of God: A Journey Into the Words and Worlds of the Bible by Aviya Kushner

Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash

Captain in Calico by George Macdonald Fraser

The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB by Adam Shaughnessy

The Real Justine by Stephen Amidon

Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell

No God But Gain: The Untold Story of Cuban Slavery, the Monroe Doctrine, and the

Making of the United States by Stephen Chambers

Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz

Barcelona Shadows by Marc Pastor

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

Make Me by Lee Child

Girl Without a Name by Sandra Block

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier by Michelle Cuevas

Beauty Is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan

The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories by Joy Williams

Fat City by Leonard Gardner

The Reflection by Hugo Wilcken

Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak

The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age by Joyce Carol Oates

I Can Give You Anything But Love by Gary Indiana

Idyll Threats by Stephanie Gayle

The Little Water Sprite by Otfried Preussler and Winnie Gebhardt-Gayler

The Little Witch by Otfried Preussler and Winnie Gebhardt-Gayler

The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo

The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt That Changed the Nation by Joe Urschel

Cries for Help, Various: Stores by Padgett Powell

Taking Terri Mueller by Norma Fox Mazer

Brilliant by Roddy Doyle

Cinderland: A Memoir by Amy Jo Burns (paperback)

Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson (paperback)

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (paperback)