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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss The Girl Who Could Not Dream, The Heart You Carry Home, Twain and Stanley Enter Paradise, and more new releases.

This episode was sponsored by A Blossom of Bright Light by Suzanne Chazin and Penguin Random House Audio and FabFitFun.

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Books discussed on the show:

The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst

The Heart You Carry Home by Jennifer Miller

Twain and Stanley Enter Paradise by Oscar Hijuelos

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

(What It Is Like To Go To War by Karl Marlantes)

Stoner by John Williams

By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review by Pamela Paul

Zeroville by Steve Erickson (This is published by Europa Editions, not NYRB Classics. I got confused! – Liberty)

Skylight by José Saramago

What we’re reading:

The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome by Serge Brusollos

(Rebecca is not sure she’s going to get any reading done this week, so here’s a cat dance party instead.)

More books out this week:

Jewish Noir: Contemporary Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds by Kenneth Wishnia

Life and Other Near Death Experiences by Camille Pagán

St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street by Ada Calhoun

The Mare by Mary Gaitskill

Abducting a General by Patrick Leigh Fermor

The Conjurer’s Riddle by Andrea Cremer

Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving

The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood by Kevin Powell

Styx by Bavo Dhooge

Cam Girl by Leah Raeder

Broken Sleep by Bruce Bauman

City of Wonders: Seven Forges Book III by James A. Moore

Black Wolves by Kate Elliott

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

Empty Chairs: Selected Poems by Liu Xia

Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

Numero Zero by Umberto Eco

Andy and Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show by Daniel de Vise

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney

My Loaded Gun, My Lonely Heart by Martin Rose

The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M. H. Boroson

Trashed by Derf Backderf

The Gold Eaters by Ronald Wright

Playing Days by Benjamin Markovits

Stars of Fortune: Book One of the Guardians Trilogy by Nora Roberts

Dead Ringers by Christopher Golden

Dear Reader by Paul Fournel

Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir: With the lost photographs of David Attie by Truman Capote and David Attie

The Way Around: Finding My Mother and Myself Among the Yanomami by David Good

Lungdon (Book Three, The Iremonger Trilogy) by Edward Carey

Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams

The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro

The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe by Thomas Levenson

One Man’s Flag by David Downing

Tenacity by J. S. Law

Made to Kill by Adam Christopher

Hesitation Wounds by Amy Koppelman

Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living by Jason Gay

D.C. Trip by Sara Benincasa

One Out of Two by Daniel Sada

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

Wherever There Is Light by Peter Golden

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories by Stephen King

No More Champagne: Churchill and his Money by David Lough

Need by Joelle Charbonneau

City of Clowns by Daniel Alarcón and Sheila Alvarado

Tightrope by Simon Mawer

The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion by Meghan Daum (paperback)

Acts of God by Ellen Gilchrist (paperback)

My Misspent Youth: Essays by Meghan Daum (reissue)