New Releases and More for May 7, 2019

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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss The Bride Test, Somewhere Only We Know, Furious Hours, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel by Juliet Grames

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday by Rob Walker

Soon the Light Will Be Perfect: A Novel by Dave Patterson

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep

The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House by Ben Rhodes

Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer

What we’re reading:

A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table by Rick Bragg

More books out this week:

Beautiful Revolutionary by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Such a Perfect Wife: A Novel (Bailey Weggins Mysteries) by Kate White

The East End by Jason Allen

Jaclyn Hyde by Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White

Only Ever Her by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

Monsieur Mediocre: One American Learns the High Art of Being Everyday French by John von Sothen

The Death of Noah Glass by Gail Jones

Exiles of Eden by Ladan Ali Osman

The Missing of Clairdelune: Book Two of The Mirror Visitor Quartet by Christelle Dabos and Hildegarde Serle

How We Disappeared: A Novel by Jing-Jing Lee

Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Original Prin by Randy Boyagoda

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent by Margaret Busby

Just South of Home by Karen Strong

Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations by Craig Ferguson

Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby

Outside the Gates of Eden by Lewis Shiner

The Lingering by Sji Holliday

The Last Time I Saw You: A Novel by Liv Constantine

Stop Doing That Sh*t: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back by Gary John Bishop

The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller

The Woman in the Blue Cloak by Deon Meyer

How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox

Finale: A Caraval Novel by Stephanie Garber

Loudermilk: Or, The Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World by Lucy Ives

Finding Orion by John David Anderson

Nocturna by Maya Motayne

The Guest Book: A Novel by Sarah Blake

No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder

The Body in the Wake: A Faith Fairchild Mystery by Katherine Hall Page

The Unpassing: A Novel by Chia-Chia Lin

Cinderella Liberator by Rebecca Solnit and Arthur Rackham

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Illustrator)

Love from A to Z by S. K. Ali

China Dream by Ma Jian and Flora Drew

Above the Ether by Eric Barnes

The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience by Lee McIntyre

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond

Juliet the Maniac: A Novel by Juliet Escoria

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

The Absence of Sparrows by Kurt Kirchmeier

Last Things by Jacqueline West

Black Mountain (An Isaiah Coleridge Novel) by Laird Barron

Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler

Gather at the River: Twenty-Five Authors on Fishing by David Joy and Eric Rickstad

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors: A Novel by Sonali Dev

Is, Is Not: Poems by Tess Gallagher

The Archive of Alternate Endings: Stories by Lindsey Drager

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

The Daughter’s Tale: A Novel by Armando Lucas Correa

Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle and Isaac Goodhart

The Farm: A Novel by Joanne Ramos

Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum

Westside by W.M. Akers

The Charmer in Chaps by Julia London

The Cowboy and His Baby by Jessica Clare

HUMANS: A Brief History of How We Fcked It All Up by Tom Phillips

Million Mile Road Trip by Rudy Rucker

The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer

A Devil Comes to Town by Paolo Maurensig, Anne Milano Appel

Nightingale by Paisley Rekdal

Again, but Better: A Novel by Christine Riccio

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

A Craftsman’s Legacy: Why Working with Our Hands Gives Us Meaning by Eric Gorges and Jon Sternfeld

The Laws of the Skies by Grégoire Courtois and Rhonda Mullins

Sleepless Night by Margriet de Moor and David Doherty

Scott Pilgrim Color Collection Box Set by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board by Vince Houghton

Queer Heroes by Arabelle Sicardi and Sarah Tanat-Jones

Angel Bones by Ilyse Kusnetz

The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science by Shaili Jain

A Job You Mostly Won’t Know How to Do: A Novel by Pete Fromm

No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir by Ani DiFranco

Atomic Frenchie, Vol. 2 by Tom Sniegoski and Tom McWeeney

All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership by Darcy Lockman

The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making by Jared Yates Sexton

After the Party: A Novel by Cressida Connolly

A Life in Movies: Stories from 50 Years in Hollywood by Irwin Winkler

Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage by Bette Howland

The Unquiet Heart by Kaite Welsh

State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts by Nick Hornby

The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI’s Original Mindhunter by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Rabbits for Food by Binnie Kirshenbaum

The Paris Diversion: A Novel by Chris Pavone

At Home with Muhammad Ali by Hana Ali

Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)

The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby

Electric Forest by Tanith Lee

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings

The Latte Factor: Why You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live Rich by David Bach and John David Mann

Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague by David K. Randall

Queer X Design: 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ by Andy Campbell

When Darkness Loves Us (Paperbacks from Hell) by Elizabeth Engstrom

Folded Wisdom: Notes from Dad on Life, Love, and Growing Up by Joanna Guest

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel by Kim Michele Richardson

The Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI by Lauren Johnson

The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont by Shawn Levy