Epic (and True) Love Stories

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This week Alice and Kim share books about some of their favorite epic love stories and gush about some new (and awesome) historical true crime.

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Nonfiction in the News

Here Are the Guest Editors for the Best American Series 2021 [LitHub]

Just Don’t Call Her a Ghostwriter [New York Times]

New Nonfiction

Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad

Two Truths and a Lie: A Murder, a Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice by Ellen McGarrahan

The Rope: A True Story of Murder, Heroism, and the Dawn of the NAACP by Alex Tresniowski

The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America by Lawrence T. Brown

Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods by Amelia Pang

Epic Love Stories

Gracie: A Love Story by George Burns

One Hundred Names for Love by Diane Ackerman

A Natural History of Love by Diane Ackerman

Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples by Rodger Streitmatter

Victoria The Queen by Julia Baird

We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals by Gillian Gill

Reading Now

Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg

The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World by Abigail Tucker