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Fall Preview Show, August 8, 2017

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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss upcoming fall books, including Little Fires Everywhere, What Happened, and Sing, Unburied, Sing.

This episode was sponsored by Talenti, Genius: The Con, and Reach Out and Read Colorado

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Books discussed on the show:

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Origin by Dan Brown

The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson (TW: racialized violence, sexual assault)

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Sisters by Lily Tuck

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Ellen Pao

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente

George & Lizzie by Nancy Pearl

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate by Zoe Quinn

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel José Older

Warcross by Marie Lu

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss

Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow’s Moon by Pope Brock

A Loving, Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe

Null States: A Novel (The Centenal Cycle) by Malka Older

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack

The Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures) by Toni Morrison

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns) by Kendare Blake

Provenance by Ann Leckie

After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search by Sarah Perry

Five-Carat Soul by James McBride

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo

Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir by Amy Tan

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks

Strange Weather: Four Short Novels by Joe Hill

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry

Djinn City by Saad Hossain

Jade City by Fonda Lee

The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch

Mrs. Osmond by John Banville

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice by Khizr Khan

Artemis by Andy Weir

What we’re reading:

Lou Reed: A Life by Anthony DeCurtis

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce by Morgan Parker

Books out this week:

Eat Only When You’re Hungry by Lindsay Hunter

Paper Girls, Vol. 3 by Biran K. Vaughan

Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

The Bettencourt Affair: The World’s Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris by Tom Sancton

The Good Daughter by Karen Slaughter

The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett

You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages by Carina Chocano

Devil’s Call by J. Danielle Dorn

All is Beauty Now by Sarah Faber

The New Voices of Fantasy edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman

Not Quite a Genius by Nate Dern

Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology by Ellen Ullman

Bibliomysteries: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores by Otto Penzler

The List by Patricia Forde

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

To Lay To Rest Our Ghosts by Caitlin Hamilton Summie

A Mother Like Mine (A Hartley-by-the-Sea Novel) by Kate Hewitt

The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard

The Misfortune of Marion Palm by Emily Culliton

Rebellion by Molly Patterson

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

Darkansas by Jarret Middleton

Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution by Jonathan B. Losos

The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet by Henry Fountain

A Promise of Ruin (Dr. Genevieve Summerford Mystery) by Cuyler Overholt

The Locals by Jonathan Dee