New Releases and More for January 21, 2020

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This week, Liberty and María Cristina discuss Riot Baby, Fight of the Century, The Seep, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

The Blaze by Chad Dundas 

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World: A Novel by C. A. Fletcher

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

The Sweet Indifference of the World: A Novel by Peter Stamm, Michael Hofmann (translator)

The Seep by Chana Porter

Remembrance by Rita Woods

Homie: Poems by Danez Smith 

Fight of the Century: Writers Reflect on 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman

What we’re reading:

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty and Dianné Ruz

Guess Who is the Happiest Girl in Town by Susi Wyss

More books out this week:

Sunnyside Plaza by Scott Simon

Devil Darling Spy by Matt Killeen

Poison Flowers & Pandemonium by Richard Sala 

Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna 

Abigail by Magda Szabo, Len Rix (translator)

The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism by Kyle Chayka

How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish by Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert

The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties by Christopher Caldwell

The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows, Sam Ricks (Illustrator)

What I Carry by Jennifer Longo

Small Days and Nights: A Novel by Tishani Doshi

Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers

Spellhacker by M. K. England

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White

Off Script by Kate Watson

A Queen in Hiding (The Nine Realms) by Sarah Kozloff

All the F*cking Mistakes: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life by Gigi Engle

Heart of Junk by Luke Geddes 

Wardens of Eternity by Courtney Allison Moulton

And in the Vienna Woods the Trees Remain: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Family Torn Apart by War by Elisabeth Åsbrink, Saskia Vogel (translator)

The Majesties: A Novel by Tiffany Tsao

The Iron Will of Genie Lo (A Genie Lo Novel) by F. C. Yee 

A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel by Isabel Allende 

Recipe for a Perfect Wife: A Novel by Karma Brown

Processed Cheese: A Novel by Stephen Wright 

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Universal Love: Stories by Alexander Weinstein

Here I Am! by Pauline Holdstock

Stateway’s Garden: Stories by Jasmon Drain 

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia by Emma Copley Eisenberg

Layoverland by Gabby Noone

Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser by Roy Peter Clark

The Criminal Child: Selected Essays (New York Review Books Classics) by Jean Genet, Jeffrey Zuckerman (translator), Charlotte Mandell (translator)

Bitter Falls (Stillhouse Lake Book 4) by Rachel Caine

Wife After Wife by Olivia Hayfield

American Queenmaker: How Missy Meloney Brought Women Into Politics by Julie Des Jardins  

Agency by William Gibson

The Sweet Indifference of the World: A Novel by Peter Stamm and Michael Hofmann

The Janes: An Alice Vega Novel by Louisa Luna

This Vicious Cure (Mortal Coil) by Emily Suvada

My Red Heaven by Lance Olsen 

The Hand on the Wall (Truly Devious) by Maureen Johnson 

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

The Vineyards of Champagne by Juliet Blackwell

The Wagers by Sean Michaels

Follow Me to Ground: A Novel by Sue Rainsford

The Teacher by Michal Ben-Naftali, Daniella Zamir (translator)

Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World by Matt Parker

Harvest the Vote: How Democrats Can Win Again in Rural America by Jane Kleeb

Green Lantern: Legacy by Minh Le, Andie Tong (Illustrator)

Gone by Nightfall by Dee Garretson

Amour: How the French Talk About Love by Stefania Rousselle 

The Runaway Princess by Johan Troïanowski  

Swerve: Poems on Environmentalism, Feminism, and Resistance by Ellery Akers