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This week, Liberty and María Cristina discuss The Confessions of Frannie Langton, Vessel, Star-Crossed, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

The Confessions of Frannie Langton: A Novel by Sara Collins

How to Forget: A Daughter’s Memoir by Kate Mulgrew

Star-Crossed: A Novel by Minnie Darke

Vessel: A Novel by Lisa A. Nichols

The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression by Teresa Wong

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love by Keith S. Wilson

What we’re reading:

Eileen Gray: A House Under the Sun by Charlotte Malterre-Barthes and Zosia Dzierszawska

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

More books out this week:

The Royal Secret: A Novel by Lucinda Riley

The Naked Truth: A Memoir by Leslie Morgan

The Missing Season by Gillian French

Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker

Where We Come From: A Novel by Oscar Cásares

Talking to Strangers: Selected Essays, Prefaces, and Other Writings, 1967-2017 by Paul Auster

The Organs of Sense: A Novel by Adam Ehrlich Sachs

The Summer of Ellen by Agnete Friis and Sinead Quirke Kongerskov

Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder by John Waters

Biloxi: A Novel by Mary Miller

The Usual Suspects by Maurice Broaddus

Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist

Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water by Vylar Kaftan

Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption by Ben Mezrich

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D Jackson

An Illusion of Thieves by Cate Glass

Birthday: A Novel by Meredith Russo

The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia by Marin Sardy

The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California by Mark Arax

White Peak: A Thriller by Ronan Frost

Keep This To Yourself by Tom Ryan

It’s Hot in the Hamptons: A Novel by Holly Peterson

Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small

Prairie Fever by Michael Parker

The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games (Postmillennial Pop) by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall

Kingsbane (The Empirium Trilogy) by Claire Legrand

The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth by Josh Levin

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

Have You Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Waisted: A Novel by Randy Susan Meyers

Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik

Riots I Have Known by Ryan Chapman

Little Glass Planet: Poems by Dobby Gibson

Nima by Adam Popescu

Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini

Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak

Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough

Empty Words by Mario Levrero, Annie McDermott (translator)

The Vinyl Frontier: The Story of the Voyager Golden Record by Jonathan Scott

Going Off Script by Jen Wilde

The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel by Moe Bonneau

Hold My Hand by Michael Barakiva

The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda

America Is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan and Elaine Castillo

The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World by Mason Funk