Episode 153

New Releases and More for April 10, 2018

This week, Liberty and Amanda discuss Circe, Indian Horse, Anna Karenina, and more great books.

This episode was sponsored by So Delicious, ThirdLove, and School for Psychics by K.C. Archer.

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Trigger warning for discussion of stalking and abuse at 1:52.

Trigger warning for discussion of rape and graphic violence at 11:00.

Trigger warning for distressing content at 17:05.

Trigger warning for discussion of racism and substance abuse at 25:12.

Books discussed on the show:

You All Grow Up and Leave Me: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession by Piper Weiss

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Indian Horse: A Novel by Richard Wagamese

I Await the Devil’s Coming by Mary MacLane

What we’re reading this week:

A Conjuring of Light: A Novel (Shades of Magic) by V. E. Schwab

Rock Manning Goes for Broke by Charlie Jane Anders

More books out this week:

Black Swans: Stories by Eve Babitz

Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Nothing Forgotten by Jessica Levine

Dictionary Stories: Short Fictions and Other Findings by Jez Burrows

Though I Get Home by YZ Chin

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

A Death of No Importance: A Mystery by Mariah Fredericks

Cove by Cynan Jones

Vicuña: A Play by Jon Robin Baitz

Speakeasy by Alisa Smith

Demi-Gods by Eliza Robertson

Go Ask Fannie by Elisabeth Hyde

Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich

Eventide by Therese Bohman (Author), Marlaine Delargy (Translator)

Woman of the Ashes: A Novel (Sands of the Emperor) by Mia Couto (Author), David Brookshaw (Translator)

Oneiron by Laura Lindstedt,‎ Owen Witesman (Translator)

The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity by Sally Kohn

Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America by Gregory Pardlo

The Teachings of Don B.: Satires, Parodies, Fables, Illustrated Stories, and Plays by Donald Barthelme

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

The Changeling by Joy Williams

Lizzie by Dawn Ius

Dreamer by L.E. DeLano

Nothing is Forgotten by Peter Golden

Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen

And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready by Meaghan O’Connell

The New Neighbors by Simon Lelic

Fire Dance by Ilana C. Myer

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente (Moved from last week.)

The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Oceanic by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders by Stuart Kells

Country Dark by Chris Offutt

Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean

Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

The Dark Clouds Shining (A Jack McColl Novel) by David Downing

Your Art Will Save Your Life by Beth Pickens

Lost in the Beehive: A Novel by Michele Young-Stone

A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out: A Novel by Sally Franson

The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America by Mohammed Al Samawi

For Every One by Jason Reynolds

No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies by William T. Vollmann

Beyond Measure: Essays by Rachel Z. Arndt

Sophia of Silicon Valley: A Novel by Anna Yen

Who’s Who When Everyone is Someone Else by C.D. Rose

Flying at Night by Rebecca L. Brown

You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World’s Rarest Species by Carlos Magdalena

Cool for You by Eileen Myles

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist

Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King (paperback)

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