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This week, Liberty and María Cristina discuss Small Animals, Tragedy Plus Time, Underbug, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

Sanpaku by Kate Gavino

The Stars Now Unclaimed (The Universe After) by Drew Williams

Tragedy Plus Time: A Tragi-comic Memoir by Adam Cayton-Holland

Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison

Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear by Kim Brooks

Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen (translator)

Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology by Lisa Margonelli

What we’re reading:

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters by Anne Boyd Rioux

Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery

More books out this week:

The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas

The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick

Arthur Ashe: A Life by Raymond Arsenault

Terra Incognita: Three Novellas by Connie Willis

PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 by Jodi Angel and Lesley Nneka Arimah

The Hazards of Good Fortune by Seth Greenland

Magdalena Mountain: A Novel by Robert Michael Pyle

A New Hope For Mexico: Saying No to Corruption, Violence, and Trump’s Wall by Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Natascha Uhlmann

The Devoted: A Novel by Blair Hurley

Notes from the Fog: Stories by Ben Marcus

From Here to You (Crash and Burn) by Jamie McGuire

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road by Kate Harris

Gross Anatomy: Dispatches from the Front (and Back) by Mara Altman

Sight: A Novel by Jessie Greengrass

The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone by Robin Green

Vox by Christina Dalcher

Coldfall Wood by Steven Savile

Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey

Putney: A Novel by Sofka Zinovieff

Pieces of Her: A Novel by Karin Slaughter

Ohio by Stephen Markley

The Air You Breathe: A Novel by Frances de Pontes Peebles

Physical Disobedience: An Unruly Guide to Health and Stamina for the Modern Feminist by Sarah Hays Coomer

Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, its Chaotic Founding… its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis by Sam Anderson

Giant Days by Non Pratt

Rush: A Novel by Lisa Patton

Blood Papa: Rwanda’s New Generation by Jean Hatzfeld, Joshua David Jordan (translator)

Foundryside: A Novel (The Founders Trilogy) by Robert Jackson Bennett

How Are You Going to Save Yourself by JM Holmes

Other People’s Love Affairs: Stories by D. Wystan Owen

So Say We All: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman

Red, White, Blue by Lea Carpenter

Heartbreaker: A Novel by Claudia Dey

The Dictionary of Body Language: A Field Guide to Human Behavior by Joe Navarro

WorkParty: How to Create & Cultivate the Career of Your Dreams by Jaclyn Johnson

Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood by James Baldwin

Improvement by Joan Silber (paperback)