New Releases and More for March 5, 2019

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This week, Liberty and Tirzah discuss The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project, Survival Math, The Lady from the Black Lagoon, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen

The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara

The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project by Lenore Appelhans

Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family by Mitchell Jackson

Lovely War by Julie Berry

What we’re reading:

King of Scars (King of Scars Duology) by Leigh Bardugo

The Reign of the Kingfisher by T.J. Martinson

More books out this week:

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T. Kira Madden

Flashback Hotel by Ivan Vladislavic

Goya: The Terrible Sublime: A Graphic Novel by El Torres and Fran Galán

A Stranger Here Below: A Gideon Stoltz Mystery by Charles Fergus

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

Between the Lies by Michelle Adams

Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story by Jacob Tobia

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

Topgun: An American Story by Dan Pedersen

The Wall by John Lanchester

The Shadowglass (The Bone Witch) by Rin Chupeco

When All Is Said by Anne Griffin

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

The Wolf and the Watchman: A Novel by Niklas Natt och Dag

She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters by Robyn Ryle

The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler

Today I Am Carey by Martin L. Shoemaker

The Wrong End of the Table: A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying to Fit in by Ayser Salman

Star Wars Queen’s Shadow by E. K. Johnston

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Famous Men Who Never Lived by K. Chess

So Here’s the Thing . . .: Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut by Alyssa Mastromonaco, Lauren Oyler (Contributor)

Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter by Veronica Chambers

Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote by Tina Cassidy

If You’re Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser

The New Me by Halle Butler

The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal. by Evan Ratliff

The Last 8 by Laura Pohl

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

The Parting Glass by Gina Marie Guadagnino

The Salt Path: A Memoir by Raynor Winn

Alice Payne Rides by Kate Heartfield

Black Souls by Gioacchino Criaco, Hillary Gulley (Translator)

The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain’s Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War by Aaron Shulman

That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour by Sunita Puri

A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself by William Boyle

Call Me Evie by JP Pomare

The River by Peter Heller

Baby of the Family by Maura Roosevelt

The Silk Road by Kathryn Davis

The Volunteer by Salvatore Scibona

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz

Instructions for a Funeral: Stories by David Means

The Gardener of Eden by David Downie

Little Faith by Nickolas Butler

The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell

The Story Prize: 15 Years of Great Short Fiction by Larry Dark and Anthony Doerr

Deaf Republic: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky

Labrador by Kathryn Davis

We Were Rich and We Didn’t Know It: A Memoir of My Irish Boyhood by Tom Phelan

The Revenge of Magic by James Riley

The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets

The Altruists: A Novel by Andrew Ridker

Ancestral Night (White Space) by Elizabeth Bear

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman

A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro

Minutes of Glory: And Other Stories by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights by Doug Jones

Death in Ten Minutes: The Forgotten Life of Radical Suffragette Kitty Marion by Fern Riddell

The Necessary Hunger by Nina Revoyr

A Student of History by Nina Revoyr

King of Joy by Richard Chiem

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland

Woman 99 by Greer Macallister

Blood Feud by Anna Smith

Allmen and the Pink Diamond by Martin Suter

When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History by Hugh Ryan

The Women’s War by Jenna Glass

Mahimata by Rati Mehrotra

the mermaid’s voice returns in this one by Amanda Lovelace

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman

Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone by Brian Switek

Smoke and Ashes: A Novel by Abir Mukherjee

Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve

Mitochondrial Night by Ed Bok Lee

Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant by Joel Golby

The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things -― Stories from Science and Observation (The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy) by Peter Wohlleben and Jane Billinghurst

The Everlasting Rose (The Belles) by Dhonielle Clayton

L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated “Female Byron” by Lucasta Miller

The Twice-Born: Life and Death on the Ganges by Aatish Taseer

Infinite Detail: A Novel by Tim Maughan

Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles (Ronan Boyle 1) by Thomas Lennon, John Hendrix (Illustrator)

She the People: A Graphic History of Uprisings, Breakdowns, Setbacks, Revolts, and Enduring Hope on the Unfinished Road to Women’s Equality by Jen Deaderick and Rita Sapunor

Homeland by Fernando Aramburu, Alfred Macadam (translator)

Barely Missing Everything by Matt Mendez

Staff Picks: Stories (Yellow Shoe Fiction) by George Singleton and Michael Griffith

City of Jasmine by Olga Grjasnowa, Katy Derbyshire (translator)