Episode 223

New Releases and More for August 27, 2019

This week, Liberty and Tirzah discuss Pumpkinhead, Wonton Terror, Last Ones Left Alive, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks

A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi

Wonton Terror: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien 

All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat

Dead Voices by Katherine Arden 

What we’re reading:

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

More books out this week:

This Book of Mine by Sarah Stewart

The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains by Joseph LeDoux

The Sixth Wicked Child: A 4MK Thriller Book 3 by J D, Barker

The Battle by Karuna Riazi 

From the Shadows by Juan José Millás, Thomas Bunstead (Translator), Daniel Hahn  (Translator)

Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire (Star Wars) by Delilah S. Dawson 

The Aussie Next Door by Stefanie London

The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Novel by Christy Lefteri 

Human Relations and Other Difficulties: The Collected essays of Mary-Kay Wilmers 

Everything Inside: Stories by Edwidge Danticat 

The Girl Who Lived Twice: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz

Overthrow: A Novel by Caleb Crain 

The Passengers by John Marrs

The Truth Behind the Lie: A Novel by Sara Lövestam

A Door in the Earth by Amy Waldman

Tin Badges: A Novel by Lorenzo Carcaterra 

Five Days Gone: The Mystery of My Mother’s Disappearance as a Child by Laura Cumming 

Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?: A Novel by Brock Clarke 

The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age by Bina Venkataraman

Shadow School: Archimancy by J. A. White

Doxology: A Novel by Nell Zink

March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women: A Library of America Special Publication by Kate Bolick, Carmen Maria Machado, Jane Smiley, and Jenny Zhang

The Extinction Agenda by Michael Laurence

What Red Was: A Novel by Rosie Price

The Secret Life of Sam Holloway: A Novel by Rhys Thomas 

Tell it to the World: An Indigenous Memoir by Stan Grant

Sidelined by Suzanne Baltsar

The Ventriloquists: A Novel by E.R. Ramzipoor