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All the Books! Podcast, Episode #35: New Releases for Jan. 5, 2016

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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 Mr. Splitfoot, The Gun, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, and more new releases.

This episode was sponsored by The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald and FabFitFun.

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Books discussed on the show:

A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back by Kevin Hazzard

Mr Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt

The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura (Author), and Allison Markin Powell (Translator)

Silver Bullets by Elmer Mendoza  (Author), Mark Fried (Translator)

Shame and Wonder: Essays by David Searcy

The Lightless Sky: A Twelve-Year-Old Refugee’s Harrowing Escape from Afghanistan and His Extraordinary Journey Across Half the World by Gulwali Passarlay

Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy

What we’re reading:

The Great Forgetting by James Renner

The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector (Author), Katrina Dodson (Translator)

More books out this week:

A Hard And Heavy Thing by Matthew J. Hefti

Damnificados by JJ Amaworo Wilson

Alive, Alive Oh!: And Other Things That Matter by Diana Athill

Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction by Elaine Frantz Parsons

My Confection: Odyssey of a Sugar Addict by Lisa Kotin

After the Crash by Michel Bussi

Angels Burning by Tawni O’Dell

What I Tell You In the Dark by John Samuel

Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but also my mom’s, which I know sounds weird) by Michael Ian Black

What She Left by T.R. Richmond

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

Blackout by David Rosenfelt

The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo (Author), Lola Rogers (Translator)

Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

My Name Is Not Friday by Jon Walter

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

The Last Dream Keeper by Amber Benson

But You Did Not Come Back by Marceline Loridan-Ivens (Author), Sandra Smith (Translator)

KooKooLand by Gloria Norris

Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel José Older

Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts by Sara Frankl and Mary Carver

Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson by Juan F. Thompson

A Doctor in the House: My Life with Ben Carson by Candy Carson

The Kindness of Enemies by Leila Aboulela

Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life by Kelsey Miller

The Angels’ Share by Garfield Ellis

Best Friends Forever by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Passenger 19 by Ward Larsen

New Leaf by Catherine Anderson

The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Travelers Rest by Keith Lee Morris

The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner

The Book of Mastery by Paul Selig

Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author by Herman Wouk

The Voronezh Notebooks by Osip Mandelstam

Floodpath: The Deadliest Man-Made Disaster of 20th-Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles by Jon Wilkman

Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake

Forty Thieves by Thomas Perry

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner

The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story by Christopher Castellani

Silence by Shūsaku Endō (Author), William Johnston (Translator)

The Past by Tessa Hadley

The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan

No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering by Clara Bensen

The Darkening Trapeze: Last Poems by Larry Levis

City of Thorns by Ben Rawlence

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History’s Unknown Chapters by Giles Milton

The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert

Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us The Way by Hoda Kotb

The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days by Sir John Hargrave

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth by Karen Branan

The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley by Eric Weiner

Radioactive!: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World by Winifred Conkling

White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between by Judy Batalion

Thicker Than Water by Kelly Fiore

How To Be Alive by Colin Beavan

Books out in paperback:

Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation by Dean Jobb

The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo (Author), Neil Smith (Translator)

The Jaguar’s Children by John Vaillant

Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera

The Missing One by Lucy Atkins