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All the Books! Podcast, Episode #23: New Releases for Oct. 13, 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 Calf, Thirteen Ways of Looking, Mrs. Engels, and more new releases.

This episode was sponsored by And West Is West by Ron Childress and FabFitFun.


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Books discussed on the show:

Calf by Andrea Kleine

Thirteen Ways of Looking: Stories by Colum McCann

Mrs. Engels by Gavin McCrea

Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories edited by Audrey Niffenegger

Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen

(Helen Keller in Love by Rosie Sultan)

Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim

Mighty, Mighty by Wally Rudolph

Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet

What we’re reading:

The Great & Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms: How One Man Scorched the Twentieth Century But Didn’t Mean To by Ian Thornton

Upright Beasts: Stories by Lincoln Michel

More books out this week:

Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library by Wayne A. Wiegand

We That Are Left by Clare Clark

Boxes by Pascal Garnier (Author), Melanie Florence (Translator)

Juventud by Vanessa Blakeslee

Interlock: Art, Conspiracy, and the Shadow of Mark Lombardi by Patricia Goldstone

Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage by Kathleen Winter

Three Days in April by Edward Ashton

Drinking in America: Our Secret History by Susan Cheever

The Xenotext: Book I by Christian Bök

The Mystics of Mile End by Sigal Samuel

The Glacier by Jeff Wood

The Masked Truth by Kelly Armstrong

The Education of a Poker Player by James McManus

She Came from Beyond by Nadine Darling

The World of Poo by Terry Pratchett

Vulgar Things by Lee Rourke

Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson (paperback)

The Sleep of the Righteous by Wolfgang Hilbig (Author), Isabel Fargo Cole (Translator)

The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science by Siddhartha Mukherjee

City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg

Not in God’s Name by Jonathan Sacks

The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government by David Talbot

Of Sorrow and Such by Angela Slatter

Ardour: Poems by Nicole Brossard

Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging by Dick Van Dyke

The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow and David Ostow

No True Echo by Gareth P. Jones

The Do-Right by Lisa Sandlin

Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing by Jamie Holmes

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani

Eyes by William Gass

The Tears of Dark Water by Corban Addison

The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf

Howl: of Woman and Wolf by Susan Imhoff Bird

Pillow by Andrew Battershill

Rules for Werewolves by Kirk Lynn

The Trench Angel by Michael Keenan Gutierrez

And West is West by Ron Childress

The Sea Beach Line by Ben Nadler

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello

The Rose Society (A Young Elites Novel) by Marie Lu

Cleopatra’s Shadows by Emily Holleman

The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Roberts

Adventures in Human Being: A Grand Tour from the Cranium to the Calcaneum by Gavin Francis

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of A Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator by Homer Hickam

Inside the Head of Bruno Schulz by Maxim Biller

Juba! by Walter Dean Myers

Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir: With the lost photographs of David Attie by Truman Capote and David Attie

Out of Mercy by Jonathan Ashley

Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta by Richard Grant

Dreams of the Red Phoenix by Virginia Pye

The Good Neighbor by Amy Sue Nathan

A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond

The Bus Driver Who Wanted To Be God by Etgar Keret

Newt’s Emerald: Magic, Maids, and Masquerades by Garth Nix

Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal by Jay Parini

10:04 by Ben Lerner (paperback)

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue (paperback)

The Strangest by Michael J. Seidlinger

In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914 by Leslie S. Klinger