Episode 162

New Releases and More for June 12, 2018

This week, Liberty and Jenn discuss Convenience Store Woman, Revenant Gun, What Truth Sounds Like, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

Who is Vera Kelly? By Rosalie Knecht

What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson

The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul by Eleanor Herman

Ocean Light by Nalini Singh

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee

All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying by Sallie Tisdale

What we’re reading this week:

Calamity Jane: The Calamitous Life of Martha Jane Cannary, 1852–1903 by Christian Perrissin and Matthieu Blanchin

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

More books out this week:

The Mutual UFO Network by Lee Martin

Run For Your Life by Silvana Gandolfi

Mad Boy by Nick Arvin

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush

Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin

Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying by Sallie Tisdale

Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World by Oren Harman

Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work by Sarah Kessler

Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen

The Strange by Jerome Ruillier

The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair by Amy Makechnie

How I Learned What I Learned by August Wilson

Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold

The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown

Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine by Kevin Begos

Little Big Love by Katy Regan

Because I Come from a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist by Edward M. Hallowell

Bearskin: A Novel by James A McLaughlin

The Tidings of the Trees by Wolfgang Hilbig, Isabel Fargo Cole (Translator)

The Woman in the Woods: A Thriller (Charlie Parker) by John Connolly

My German Brother: A Novel by Chico Buarque,‎ Alison Entrekin (Translator)

Hangman by Jack Heath

Raised by Unicorns: Stories from People with LGBTQ+ Parents edited by Frank Lowe

The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio

Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein by Jamie Bernstein

All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan

The Color of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J. Harris

The Verdun Affair by Nick Dybek

Implosion: Memoir of an Architect’s Daughter by Elizabeth W. Garber

A Place for Us: A Novel by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Blown by Mark Haskell Smith

Albert Einstein Speaking by R.J. Gadney

The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir

Supermoon by H. A. Swain

Splinter in the Blood by Ashley Dyer

The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (And Their Muses) by Terri-Lynne DeFino

Lying in Wait: A Novel by Liz Nugent

The Traitor’s Niche: A Novel by Ismail Kadare,‎ John Hodgson (Translator)

Good Trouble: Stories by Joseph O’Neill

Fight No More: Stories by Lydia Millet

Tell Me Lies: A Novel by Carola Lovering

The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes) by Sabaa Tahir

The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson

The Removes: A Novel by Tatjana Soli

Starless by Jacqueline Carey

Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude by Stephanie Rosenbloom

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (paperback)

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