Books We Read on Summer Break

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This week Alice and Kim catch up on all the books they read during their summer break. Plus, they share some new memoirs and social history titles.

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Nonfiction In the News

David McCullough, Best-Selling Explorer of America’s Past, Dies at 89 [New York Times]

New Books

Bright: A Memoir by Kiki Petrosino

A History of Delusions: The Glass King, a Substitute Husband and a Walking Corpse by Victoria Shepherd

What the Children Told Us: The Untold Story of the Famous “Doll Test” and the Black Psychologists Who Changed the World by Tim Spofford

A Good Country: My Life in Twelve Towns and the Devastating Battle for a White America by Sofia Ali-Khan

Books We Read on Summer Break

The Ugly Cry: A Memoir by Danielle Henderson

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold

The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis

The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House by Ben Rhodes

The Colony: Faith and Blood in a Promised Land by Sally Denton

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner

Reading Now

The Scandalous Hamiltons: A Gilded Age Grifter, a Founding Fathers Disgraced Descendant, and a Trial at the Dawn of Tabloid Journalism by Bill Shaffer

Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side by Eve L. Ewing