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All the Books! Podcast, Episode #7: New Releases for June 23, 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 The Book of Speculation, Music for Wartime, A Planet for Rent, and more new releases. This episode is sponsored by ProjectEd and The Novice by Taran Matharu.

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Books discussed on the show:

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

Music for Wartime by Rebecca Makkai

A Planet for Rent by Yoss

Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola

The Little Town Where Time Stood Still by Bohumil Hrabal

The Cartel by Don Winslow

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older 

What we’re reading:

As If!: The Oral History of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew by Jen Chaney

The Sage of Waterloo by Leona Francombe

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada

More books out today:

The Rules by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie

Killing Monica by Candice Bushnell

Brutality by Ingrid Thoft

I Become Shadow by Joe Shine

Vixen by Bill Pronzini

In Another Country: Selected Stories by David Constantine

Death and Mr. Pickwick by Stephen Jarvis

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Woundabout by Lev Rosen and Eli Rosen

Tin Men by Christopher Golden

The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark

Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library by Scott Sherman

Trailer Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow

Truth or Die by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

A Winsome Murder by James DeVita

A Legend of the Future by Agustín de Rojas

Hollow Heart by Viola Di Grado

Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

Safe at Last by Maya Banks

Hotel Living by Ioannis Pappos

Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams

Only Wounded: Stories of the Irish Troubles by Patrick Taylor

Remember the Scorpion by Isaac Goldemberg

Death at Gills Rock: A Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery by Patricia Skalka

The Lost Daughter by Lucretia Grindle

Devil’s Harbor by Alex Gilly

The Delicate Prey by Paul Bowles

The Rival Queens: Catherine de’ Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom by Nancy Goldstone

Keepers: The Greatest Films–and Personal Favorites–of a Moviegoing Lifetime by Richard Schickel

Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library by Scott Sherman

How to Catch a Russian Spy: The True Story of an American Civilian Turned Double Agent by Naveed Jamali

We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy by Caseen Gaines

The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera

Hotel Living by Ioannis Pappos

The Leveller by Julia Durango

The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison

The Good, The Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness by Jep and Jessica Robertson with Suzy Flory

A Week at the Lake by Wendy Wax

The Long Utopia: A Novel by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

Population Control by Jim Marrs

Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll by Fred Goodman

The Stellow Project by Shari Becker

Ever After by Jude Deveraux

A Force for Good by Daniel Goleman

On My Knees by J. Kenner

The Way of the Hammock by Marga Odahowski

The Idea of Love by Patti Callahan Henry

Hardcovers now in paperback:

The Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

The Getaway God by Richard Kadrey

The Prince of los Cocuyos by Richard Blanco

North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both by Cea Sunrise Person

Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee by Michael Korda


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