Episode 221

New Releases and More for August 13, 2019

This week, Liberty and Kelly discuss gods with a little g, The Memory Police, The Yellow House, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

gods with a little g by Tupelo Hassman

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa and Stephen Snyder

The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

Start Here by Trish Doller

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel by Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translator)

The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me by Keah Brown

Play with Fire (A Breen and Tozer Mystery) by William Shaw

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

What we’re reading:

Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong

The Last Stone by Mark Bowden

More books out this week:

Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls by Carrie Goldberg

Below the Line: A Charlie Waldo Novel by Howard Michael Gould

An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo

The Mage-Fire War (Saga of Recluce) by  L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The Perfect Son by Lauren North

The Blessing: A Memoir by Gregory Orr

We Are the Ghosts by Vicky Skinner

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Cherry on Top: Flirty, Forty-Something, and Funny as F**k by Bobbie Brown and Caroline Ryder

The Catholic School: A Novel by Edoardo Albinati, Antony Shugaar (translator)

The Swallows: A Novel by Lisa Lutz

Cooking with Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson

Knock Wood: A Memoir in Essays by Jennifer Militello

The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs

The Hidden Things by Jamie Mason

The Heart of the Circle by Keren Landsman

Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines by Jonathan Mooney

When the Plums Are Ripe by Patrice Nganang, Amy B. Reid (translator)

Rule of Capture by Christopher Brown

Have You Eaten Grandma?: Or, the Life-Saving Importance of Correct Punctuation, Grammar, and Good English by Gyles Brandreth

Set the Controls for the Heart of Sharon Tate by Gary Lippman

The Retreat by Sherri Smith

Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power by Sady Doyle

21 | 19: Contemporary Poets in the Nineteenth-Century Archive by Alexandra Manglis, Kristen Case, et al.

Socialist Realism (Emily Books) by Trisha Low

Miami Midnight (Pete Fernandez) by Alex Segura

A Killer Edition (A Booktown Mystery) by Lorna Barrett

The Doll Factory: A Novel by Elizabeth Macneal

Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh (Halfway through this, but so far, so good.)

First You Write a Sentence: The Elements of Reading, Writing . . . and Life by Joe Moran

A Keeper by Graham Norton

Campusland by Scott Johnston

The Plateau by Maggie Paxson

I Heart Oklahoma! by Roy Scranton

Hard Mouth by Amanda Goldblatt

The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday by Saad Z. Hossain

Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention by Donna Freitas

Inland by Téa Obreht

Black Light: Stories by Kimberly King Parsons

The Bells of Old Tokyo: Meditations on Time and a City by Anna Sherman

The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

Black Card by Chris L. Terry

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh (I haven’t read all of this, but I like what I’ve read so far!)

The Accidentals by Minrose Gwin

Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders by Billy Jensen

White Noise by Suzan-Lori Parks

The Bitterroots by C.J. Box

Heaven’s Breath: A Natural History of the Wind (New York Review Books Classics) by Lyall Watson

Dahlia Black by Keith Thomas

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Devotion by Madeline Stevens

Blood Truth (4) (Black Dagger Legacy) by J.R. Ward

Science Comics: Cats: Nature and Nurture by Andy Hirsch