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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss The Great Believers, Wicked and the Wallflower, Old in Art School, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump by Dan Pfeiffer

Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over by Nell Irvin Painter

Wicked and the Wallflower: Bareknuckle Bastards Book 1 by Sarah MacLean

Spinning by Tillie Walden

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

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

What we’re reading this week:

Accidentally Like a Martyr: The Tortured Art of Warren Zevon by James Campion (Liberty’s favorite Zevon song.)

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

More books out this week:

The Throwaway by Michael Moreci

Guilt by Amanda Robson

Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee

When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri

You Were Made for This by Michelle Sacks

Choose Your Own Disaster by Dana Schwartz

The Melody: A Novel by Jim Crace

Formerly Known As Food: How the Industrial Food System Is Changing Our Minds, Bodies, and Culture by Kristin Lawless

Room to Dream by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna

It Will All Hurt by Farel Dalrymple

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

Call Me American: A Memoir by Abdi Nor Iftin

Providence by Caroline Kepnes

The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland

The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life by Hana Schank and‎ Elizabeth Wallace

The Mermaid by Christina Henry

90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality by Allison Yarrow

Tango Lessons: A Memoir by Meghan Flaherty

A Stitch in Time by Daphne Kalmar

Witchmark by C. L. Polk

Shit is Real by Aisha Franz

Tell the Machine Goodnight: A Novel by Katie Williams

Thief of Happy Endings by Kristen Chandler

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin Poets) by Terrance Hayes

Takedown by Laura Shovan

Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

The Lost Vintage: A Novel by Ann Mah

Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of Us by CN Lester

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

History of Violence: A Novel by Édouard Louis

Not the Girls You’re Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi

Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life by Amanda Stern

Green Almonds: Letters from Palestine by Anaële Hermans, Delphine Hermans (Illustrator)