Episode 128.5

All the Backlist! October 13, 2017

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

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