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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Not My White Savior, Anatomy of a Miracle, Let Me Lie, and more great books.

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Trigger warning for discussion of suicide in the third title at the 12:14 mark.

Books discussed on the show:

Not My White Savior: A Memoir in Poems by Julayne Lee 

Rock Monster: My Life with Joe Walsh by Kristin Casey 

Wellmania: Extreme Misadventures in the Search for Wellness by Brigid Delaney

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh 

Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles 

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson 

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele

Would You Rather?: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out by Katie Heaney 

Awayland: Stories by Ramona Ausubel

What we’re reading this week:

Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

A Really Big Lunch: The Roving Gourmand on Food and Life by Jim Harrison

More books out this week:

Men and Apparitions by Lynne Tillman 

In Sight of Stars by Gae Polisner

When a Woman Rises by Christine Eber

The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser 

Islandborn by Junot Díaz and Leo Espinosa

Dayfall by Michael David Ares

The Wanderers by Tim Pears

How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents by Jimmy O. Yang and Mike Judge

A Girl’s Guide to Personal Hygiene: True Stories, Illustrated by Tallulah Pomeroy

Roadmap to Hell: Sex, Drugs and Guns on the Mafia Coast by Barbie Latza Nadeau

Feast Days by Ian MacKenzie

Fisherman’s Blues: A West African Community at Sea by Anna Badkhen

Flying to America: 45 More Stories by Donald Barthelme

Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World by Andrea Barnet

Nothing Left to Burn by Heather Ezell

A Different Kind of Evil by Andrew Wilson

Graffiti Palace by A. G. Lombardo

The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat 

Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead

Arm of the Sphinx (The Books of Babel) by Josiah Bancroft

The Echo Killing by Christi Daugherty

Von Spatz by Anna Haifisch

The Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon

The Price of a Haircut: Stories by Brock Clarke

Everyone Knows You Go Home by Natalia Sylvester

The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg 

Go Home! by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan 

Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism by Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

This Is How It Ends by Eva Dolan 

The Flicker of Old Dreams by Susan Henderson

The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst 

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid

Lacking Character by Curtis White

Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau 

Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian 

Pure Hollywood: And Other Stories by Christine Schutt

The Red Word by Sarah Henstra 

Flunk. Start.: Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology by Sands Hall

To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration by Edward Larson

Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times by Adam Hamilton

Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front by Mary Jennings Hegar (paperback) 

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper (paperback)