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This week, Liberty and Kelly discuss Uncanny Valley, We Wish You Luck, and The Missing American, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir by Anna Wiener

You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy

The Missing American by Kwei Quartey

Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard by Echo Brown

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

We Wish You Luck: A Novel by Caroline Zancan

Cleanness by Garth Greenwell

Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden

What we’re reading:

Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry

Plain Bad Heroines by emily m. danforth

More books out this week:

Me and Mr. Cigar by Gibby Haynes

Still: Poems by Sandra Meek

The Strange Ones by Jeremy Jusay

Your New Feeling Is the Artifact of a Bygone Era (Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry) by Chad Bennett

Zed: A Novel by Joanna Kavenna

The Great Concert of the Night by Jonathan Buckley

Many Rivers to Cross by Peter Robinson

All the Ways We Said Goodbye: A Novel of the Ritz Paris by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Karen White

You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast

Finding Mr. Better-Than-You by Shani Petroff

The Thief Knot: A Greenglass House Story by Kate Milford

Serious Noticing: Selected Essays, 1997-2019 by James Wood

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance by Zora Neale Hurston

Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream by Blair Imani and Patrisse Cullors

The Poison Garden: A Novel by Alex Marwood

Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel by Tessa Bailey

Virtuoso by Yelena Moskovich

Saltwater: A Novel by Jessica Andrews

The Broken Heavens by Kameron Hurley

Beyond the Shadowed Earth by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Fabulous: Stories by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

The Prized Girl: A Novel by Amy K. Green

Father of Lions: One Man’s Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo by Louise Callaghan

The Better Liar: A Novel by Tanen Jones

Little Gods by Meng Jin

The Hollows: A Novel (The Kinship Series) by Jess Montgomery

Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War by Steve Inskeep

Adults and Other Children by Miriam Cohen

St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets: A Novel by Annie England Noblin

Light Changes Everything: A Novel by Nancy E. Turner

A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen

A Longer Fall (Gunnie Rose Book 2) by Charlaine Harris

How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischmann

The Tenant by Katrine Engberg

Track Changes by Sayed Kashua

Burn the Dark: Malus Domestica by S.A. Hunt

Oligarchy: A Novel by Scarlett Thomas

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera

From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

Race To the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Lucky Caller by Emma Mills

A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for Our Destiny in Data by Alexander Boxer

Parents Under the Influence: Words of Wisdom from a Former Bad Mother by Cécile David-Weill

Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness by David Perlmutter MD, Austin Perlmutter MD, Kristin Loberg

The Secret Guests: A Novel by Benjamin Black

A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond by Daniel Susskind

The Housing Lark by Sam Selvon

Gender: A Graphic Guide by Meg-John Barker, Jules Scheele (Illustrator)

To the Edge of Sorrow: A Novel by Aharon Appelfeld, Stuart Schoffman (translator)

Followers: A Novel by Megan Angelo

The Conference of the Birds (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children) by Ransom Riggs

A Good Man by Ani Katz

The End of the Ocean: A Novel by Maja Lunde, Diane Oatley (translator)

Imaginary Museums: Stories by Nicolette Polek

The Vanished Birds: A Novel by Simon Jimenez

Go with the Flow by Karen Schneemann and Lily Williams

The Whispers of War by Julia Kelly

Big Lies in a Small Town: A Novel by Diane Chamberlain

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas D. Kristof

Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarry

Strange Exit by Parker Peevyhouse

Stories of the Sahara by Sanmao, Mike Fu (Translator)

The King’s Questioner by Nikki Katz

Kingdomtide by Rye Curtis

Three Poems by Hannah Sullivan

Just After the Wave by Sandrine Collette, Alison Anderson (Translator)

Pixie Pushes On by Tamara Bundy

The Lost Arabs by Omar Sakr

Little Envelope of Earth Conditions by Cori Winrock

Say Her Name by Zeta Elliott

Funny You Should Ask: Serious Questions About the Book Publishing Industry by Barbara Poelle

Stella Diaz Never Gives Up by Angela Dominguez

Grabeland: A Novel by eteam