New Releases and More for January 28, 2020

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This week, Liberty and Patricia discuss Interior Chinatown, Becoming a Man, How to Build a Heart, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

Interior Chinatown: A Novel by Charles Yu

Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Damian Duffy, Octavia E. Butler, John Jennings

How to Build a Heart by Maria Padian

Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage by Laura Huang

Confessions of a Dork Lord by Mike Johnston, Marta Altés

Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition by P. Carl

A Beautiful Crime: A Novel by Christopher Bollen

I Am My Brand: How to Build Your Brand Without Apology by Kubi Springer

What we’re reading:

The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith

Tall Tales and Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly by Billy Connolly

More books out this week:

The Art of Resistance: My Four Years in the French Underground: A Memoir by Justus Rosenberg

Leave to Remain (American Literature) by Thalia Field and Abigail Lang

Blood Countess (A Lady Slayers Novel) by Lana Popović

Marriage on Madison Avenue (The Central Park Pact Book 3) by Lauren Layne

Hostile Territory by Paul Greci

That’s What Friends Do by Cathleen Barnhart

Twenty by Debra Landwehr Engle

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha

Losing You: A Novel by Nicci French

Highfire: A Novel by Eoin Colfer

The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler’s Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood by Donna Rifkind

Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty by Jeff Madrick

The Look-Alike: A Novel by Erica Spindler

The Circus: A Novel by Jonas Karlsson

Whiteout by Adriana Anders

Baudelaire Fractal by Lisa Robertson

When You See Me: A Novel by Lisa Gardner

The Other People: A Novel by C. J. Tudor

The Bard’s Blade (The Sorcerer’s Song) by Brian D. Anderson

How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine . . . for Now by Stanislas Dehaene

Prosper’s Demon by K. J. Parker

Blue Flowers: A Novel by Carola Saavedra

Hi Five (An IQ Novel) by Joe Ide

Diamond City: A Novel by Francesca Flores

The Truants by Kate Weinberg

The Man Without Talent by Yoshiharu Tsuge, Ryan Holmberg (translator)

Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith

Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda and Valynne E. Maetani

The Storm of Life by Amy Rose Capetta

Run Me to Earth by Paul Yoon

Holding Smoke (Judah Cannon) by Steph Post

Cartier’s Hope: A Novel by M. J. Rose

Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World by Jessica Valenti and Jaclyn Friedman

The Girl Who Fell Out of the Sky by Victoria Forester

Show Them a Good Time by Nicole Flattery

Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

A Castle in the Clouds by Kerstin Gier, Romy Fursland (translator)

Spring Rain: A Graphic Memoir of Love, Madness, and Revolutions by Andy Warner

Into the Fire: An Orphan X Novel by Gregg Hurwitz

A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism by Caroline Moorehead

The Empty Bed: A Novel (The Burial Society Series) by Nina Sadowsky

Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son by Richie Jackson

Wildfire by Carrie Mac

The House of Yan: A Family at the Heart of a Century in Chinese History by Lan Yan, Sam Taylor (translator)

Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East by Kim Ghattas

An Apartment on Uranus: Chronicles of the Crossing (Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents) by Paul B. Preciado

The Best of Elizabeth Bear by Elizabeth Bear

King of the Dogs, Queen of the Cats by James Patrick Kelly