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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Smaller and Smaller Circles, I Was a Revolutionary, The Incarnations, and more new releases.

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Books discussed on the show:

Smaller and Smaller Circles by F. H. Batacan

I Was a Revolutionary: Stories by Andrew Malan Milward

Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

Charlatan: America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam by Pope Brock

The Incarnations by Susan Barker

Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir by Wendy Davis

Thunderstruck & Other Stories by Elizabeth McCracken

The Girl from the Garden by Parnaz Foroutan


What we’re reading:

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness by Kyung-Sook Shin


More books out this week:

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin

Zer0es by Chuck Wendig

Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina by Ronnie Greene

Darkness the Color of Snow by Thomas Cobb

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

Beyond Clueless by Linas Alsenas

Last Words by Michael Koryta

Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books by Michael Dirda

Sonic Wind: The Story of John Paul Stapp and How a Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth by Craig Ryan

We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Admissions by Meg Mitchell Moore

Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals, Book One) by Eleanor Herman

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the Twenty-first Century by Nato Thompson

Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism by Slavoj Zizek

Chocky by John Wyndham

Shipbreaking by Robin Beth Schaer

The Ripper Gene by Michael Ransom

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven edited by Ellen Datlow

Zero World by Jason M. Hough

The Complete Stories of Clarice Lispector

The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong by David Orr

The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa Al Aswany

A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd

Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong

The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

Sea Lovers: Selected Stories by Valerie Martin

Press Start to Play edited by Daniel H. Wilson, John Joseph Adams

Before We Were Strangers: A Love Story by Renee Carlino

Dragon Day by Lisa Brackmann

Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford


Hardcovers now in paperback:

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Creativity: The Perfect Crime by Philippe Petit