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This week Alice and Kim talk about Soviet spy cats, French history, and Harper Lee and a murder trial.

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New Books

Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer 

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings

The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science by Shaili Jain

Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board by Vince Houghton

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep

The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future by Joseph C. Sternberg

The Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World by Peter Moore

The Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI by Lauren Johnson

No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Synder

The Castle on Sunset by Shawn Levy


Nonfiction About France

KIM: The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

La Belle France: A Short History by Alistair Horne

The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It by Tilar J Mazzeo

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The Little Pleasures of Paris by Leslie Jonath


Reading Now

KIM: Becoming by Michelle Obama (audiobook)

ALICE: Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King



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