Episode 152

New Releases and More for April 3, 2018

This week, Liberty and Amanda discuss Dread Nation, Meaty, The Oracle Year, and more great books.

This episode was sponsored by So Delicious, Munmun by Jesse Andrews, and The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind by Barbara K. Lipska.

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Books discussed on the show:

Meaty: Essays by Samantha Irby

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead–My Life Story by Cecile Richards 

The Oracle Year: A Novel by Charles Soule 

Waiting for Tomorrow: A Novel by Nathacha Appanah

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland 

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison 

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer 

Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison 

What we’re reading this week:

Hot and Badgered by Shelley Laurenston

The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley

Sick: A Memoir by Porochista Khakpour

More books out this week:

Look Alive Out There: Essays by Sloane Crosley 

The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World by George C. Daughan

Earthcore by Scott Sigler

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding 

Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings

The Beginning of Everything: The Year I Lost My Mind and Found Myself by Andrea J. Buchanan

Voices from the Rust Belt edited by Anne Trubek 

Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing by Ursula K. Le Guin and David Naimo 

The Overstory by Richard Powers

Munmun by Jesse Andrews

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery by Barbara K. Lipska 

Paris by the Book: A Novel by Liam Callanan

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind by Barbara K. Lipska

Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution by Todd S. Purdum

The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic by Benjamin Carter Hett

We Own the Sky by Luke Allnutt

Losers Bracket by Chris Crutcher

As She Fades by Abbi Glines

To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice by Michael K. Honey

Wade in the Water: Poems by Tracy K. Smith 

In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham

The Wolf (Under the Northern Sky) by Leo Carew

All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

American By Day by Derek B. Miller 

Bluff by Michael Kardos

Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor) by Mark Lawrence

Unwifeable: A Memoir by Mandy Stadtmiller

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson

The Invisible Valley: A Novel by Su Wei,‎ Austin Woerner (Translator) 

Varina by Charles Frazier

Sodom Road Exit by Amber Dawn

America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo

Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life by Jenny Boully 

The Barrow Will Send What It May by Margaret Killjoy

A Necessary Evil: A Novel by Abir Mukherjee  

Wonderblood by Julia Whicker

Miss Julia Raises the Roof by Ann B. Ross

First Person by Richard Flanagan

See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary by Lorrie Moore 

Gone to Drift by Diana McCaulay

Evening Primrose by Kopano Matlwa

A Long Way from Home by Cathy Glass

The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever by Jamie Wright

Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake

Folded Notes from High School by Matthew Boren

Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy by Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts

How to Be Safe by Tom McAllister 

Hunting El Chapo: The Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured the World’s Most-Wanted Drug Lord by Andrew Hogan and Douglas Century

The Perfume Burned His Eyes by Michael Imperioli

Too Close to Breathe: A Novel by Olivia Kiernan

The Very Marrow of Our Bones: A Novel by Christine Higdon

Animals Eat Each Other by Elle Nash

True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age by Christine Lahti

Eye Level: Poems by Jenny Xie 

Stream System: The Collected Short Fiction of Gerald Murnane by Gerald Murnane

School for Psychics: Book One by K.C. Archer

Border Districts: A Fiction by Gerald Murnane

Killing King: Racial Terrorists, James Earl Ray, and the Plot to Assassinate Martin Luther King by Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock

The Runaways: A Novel by Sonya Terjanian

Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution by Menno Schilthuizen 

The Window by Amelia Brunskill

Chemistry by Weike Wang (paperback) 

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah (paperback) 

Marlena by Julie Buntin (paperback) 

The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World: A Novel of Robert Louis Stevenson by Brian Doyle (paperback) 

The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy (paperback) 

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