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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss There There, Visible Empire, Small Country, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

There There by Tommy Orange

Florida by Lauren Groff

Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton

We Are Gathered by Jamie Weisman

Small Country: A Novel by Gaël Faye

Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard

The Book of M by Peng Shepherd

Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy

The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Tonight I’m Someone Else: Essays by Chelsea Hodson

Sweet and Low: Stories by Nick White

Invitation to a Bonfire by Adrienne Celt

Sick: A Memoir by Porochista Khakpour

Treeborne by Caleb Johnson

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

What we’re reading this week:

The Witch Elm by Tana French

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

More books out this week:

Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone

Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider

Kudos: A Novel (Outline Trilogy) by Rachel Cusk

Mariam Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim

Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly

Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse by Andrea Di Robilant

A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal

Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy Times by John Perry Barlow and Robert Greenfield

Those Wild Wyndhams: Three Sisters at the Heart of Power by Claudia Renton

Take You Wherever You Go by Kenny Leon

Santa Cruz Noir (Akashic Noir Series) by Susie Bright

Ghostbuster’s Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis by Violet Ramis Stiel

Rivers by Martin Michael Driessen, Jon Reeder (Translator)

The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) are Creating a Gender Revolution by Ann Travers

Free Chocolate by Amber Royer

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

The Terrible: A Storyteller’s Memoir by Yrsa Daley-Ward

Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh

Here Kitty Kitty by Jardine Libaire

Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity by Arlene Stein

Queen for a Day by Maxine Rosaler

The Good Son: A Novel by You-Jeong Jeong

A Blood Thing by James Hankins

Rough Animals: A Novel by Rae DelBianco

Black Panther: Long Live the King (Marvel Premiere Graphic Novel) by Nnedi Okorafor and Andre Araujo

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

The Optickal Illusion: A Novel by Rachel Halliburton

Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos

Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi

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

Lagos Noir (Akashic Noir Series) by Chris Abani

Upstate: A Novel by James Wood

How We Roll by Natasha Friend

What Happened That Night by Sandra Block

Brother in Ice by Alicia Kopf (Author),‎ Mara Faye Lethem (Translator)

A Mask of Shadows: A Novel (A Frey & McGray Mystery) by Oscar de Muriel

Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God: Poems by Tony Hoagland

Side by Side: A Novel of Bonnie and Clyde by Jenni L. Walsh

Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living by Karen Auvinen

Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded by Jason Heller

Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Days of Awe by A.M. Homes

Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano-Lax

The Devil’s Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch

Heartseeker by Melinda Beatty

The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon by Chris Feliciano Arnold

Southernmost by Silas House

The Captives: A Novel by Debra Jo Immergut

Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder by Lincoln Michel (Editor),‎ Nadxieli Nieto (Editor)

Cancerland: A Medical Memoir by MD David T. Scadden and Michael D’Antonio

Us Against You: A Novel (Beartown) by Fredrik Backman

Sex and the City and Us: How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Pérez

Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner

How Hitler Was Made: Germany and the Rise of the Perfect Nazi by Cory Taylor

Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas) by Zoradia Cordova

The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen

Dreams of Falling by Karen White

Mirror, Shoulder, Signal: A Novel by Dorthe Nors

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

The Last Lobster: Boom or Bust for Maine’s Greatest Fishery? by Christopher White

Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival by Kelly Sundberg

Into that Good Night: A Novel by Levis Keltner

Never Anyone But You by Rupert Thomson

Somebody I Used to Know: A Memoir by Wendy Mitchell

Social Intercourse by Greg Howard

My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie by Todd Fisher

Whisper of the Tide by Sarah Tolcser

Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration by Alfredo Corchado

Something in the Water: A Novel by Catherine Steadman

One Day You’ll Thank Me: Lessons From an Unexpected Fatherhood by David McGlynn

The Maw: A Novel by Taylor Zajonc

São Paulo Noir (Akashic Noir Series) by Tony Bellotto

Brief Cases (Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher

Still Lives: A Novel by Maria Hummel

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher Bonanos

The Lost Family by Jenna Blum

How Hard Can It Be by Alliosn Pearson

North American Stadiums by Grady Chambers

The Answers by Catherine Lacey (paperback)

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy (paperback)