All the Backlist! October 13, 2017

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This week, Liberty discusses Pastoralia, The Farming of Bones, Jenny and the Jaws of Life, and more great older books.

This episode was sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio.

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Books discussed on the show:

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nyguen

Refugees by Viet Thanh Ngyuen

Pastoralia by George Saunders

Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande

The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg by Deborah Eisenberg

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Kindred by Octavia Butler

A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Ship Fever: Stories by Andrea Barrett

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat

Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World by Donald Antrim

As She Climbed Across the Table by Jonathan Lethem

A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Jenny and the Jaws of Life: Short Stories by Jincy Willett