New Releases and More for March 17, 2020

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This week, Liberty and Tirzah discuss The House in the Cerulean Sea, Dragon Hoops, The Mountains Sing, and more great books.

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The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

The Degenerates by J. Albert Mann

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang

Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing by Maryla Szymiczkowa, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (translator)

Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit

Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim

Umma’s Table by Yeon-sik Hong, Janet Hong (translator)

The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai


Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park by Andy Mulvihill and Jake Rossen


The Red Lotus: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian

Why Writing Matters by Nicholas Delbanco

My Shadow Is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora by Katherine Whitney (Editor), Leila Emery (Editor)

A Certain Clarity: Selected Poems by Lawrence Joseph

Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can’t Live Without Them by Adrienne Raphel

All My Friends Are Ghosts by S.M. Vidaurri, Hannah Krieger

Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA by Neil Shubin

Future Minds: The Rise of Intelligence, from the Big Bang to the End of the Universe by Richard Yonck

Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit by Lilliam Rivera, Elle Power

ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times by Andrew MacLean

Are Snakes Necessary? by Brian De Palma and Susan Lehman

The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness: A Memoir by Sarah Ramey

Ride the Devil’s Herd: Wyatt Earp’s Epic Battle Against the West’s Biggest Outlaw Gang by John Boessenecker

Don’t You Know I Love You by Laura Bogart

The Woman in the Mirror: A Novel by Rebecca James

How to Be an Artist by Jerry Saltz

When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy

Stay: threads, conversations, collaborations by Nick Flynn

break your glass slippers (you are your own fairy tale) by Amanda Lovelace

Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson

Cowboy by Rikke Villadsen

Dressed: A Philosophy of Clothes by Shahidha Bari

All the Pretty Things by Emily Arsenault

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

The Breach by M.T. Hill

Suncatcher: A Novel by Romesh Gunesekera

Child of Light: A Biography of Robert Stone by Madison Smartt Bell

Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town by Joe Holley

Later: My Life at the Edge of the World by Paul Lisicky

The Shape of Family: A Novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Broken Glass: Mies van der Rohe, Edith Farnsworth, and the Fight Over a Modernist Masterpiece by Alex Beam

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story by Bess Kalb

Crush the King (A Crown of Shards Novel Book 3) by Jennifer Estep

Pride of Eden by Taylor Brown

All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

88 Names: A Novel by Matt Ruff

Frozen Beauty by Lexa Hillyer

That Hair by Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida, Eric M B Becker (translator)

My Meteorite: Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing by Harry Dodge

Last Couple Standing: A Novel by Matthew Norman

The Electric Heir (Feverwake) by Victoria Lee

Hearts of Oak by Eddie Robson

Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener by Kimberly A. Hamlin

Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

The Eighth Girl: A Novel by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung

Whiteout Conditions by Tariq Shah

Little Wonders: A Novel by Kate Rorick

After Me Comes the Flood: A Novel by Sarah Perry

Girls with Razor Hearts by Suzanne Young

A Radically Practical Guide to Conscious Eating: Making Food Choices That Are Good for You, Others, and the Planet by Sophie Egan

Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari

How to Be Fine: What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books by Jolenta Greenberg, Kristen Meinzer

The Dream Universe: How Fundamental Physics Lost Its Way by David Lindley

Charles Darwin’s Barnacle and David Bowie’s Spider: How Scientific Names Celebrate Adventurers, Heroes, and Even a Few Scoundrels by Stephen B. Heard, illus. by Emily S. Damstra

Let the People Pick the President The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College by Jesse Wegman

A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs

Losing Earth: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich

The Runaways by Fatima Bhutto

Take it Back by Kia Abdullah

Compact Disc (Object Lessons) by Robert Barry

Bird (Object Lessons) by Erik Anderson

Ocean (Object Lessons) by Steve Mentz

Cell Tower (Object Lessons) by Steven E. Jones