New Releases and More for May 8, 2018

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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss That Kind of Mother, Undead Girl GangBelly Up, and more great books.

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Trigger warning for discussion of suicide starting around 3:45.

Books discussed on the show:

The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam

Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship by Kayleen Schaefer

I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture by A. D. Jameson

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Belly Up: Stories by Rita Bullwinkel

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

What we’re reading this week:

Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

More books out this week:

The Boy from Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis

My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir by Jessica B. Harris

The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea by Denis Thériault

Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas by Mark Kurlansky

The Baghdad Clock by Shahad Al Rawi,‎ Luke Leafgren (Translator)

Blackout by Alex Segura

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

Junk by Tommy Pico

Puddin’ (Dumplin’) by Julie Murphy

Allmen and the Dragonflies by Martin Suter,‎ Steph Morris (Translator)

Side Life by Steve Toutonghi

Sal by Mick Kitson

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine

A Theory of Love: A Novel by Margaret Bradham Thornton

The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story by Christie Watson

Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed

My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley

Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo by Zora Neale Hurston

The Lost Pilots: The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation’s Golden Couple by Corey Mead

Ramayana: An Illustrated Retelling by Arshia Sattar,‎ Sonali Zohra (Illustrator)

Tell Me: Thirty Stories by Mary Robison

Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock by Steven Hyden

The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy by B. T. Gottfred

We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss

End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage and Motherhood by Jan Redford

Come West and See: Stories by Maxim Loskutoff

Song in a Weary Throat: Memoir of an American Pilgrimage by Pauli Murray

From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia by Michael McFaul

The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life by Richard Russo

The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry by Wendell Berry

Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics by Stephen Greenblatt

Tiny Infinities by J.H. Diehl

Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass by Jes Baker

Bobby Sky: Boy Band or Die by Joe Shine

Tomb of the Unknown Racist: A Novel by Blanche McCrary Boyd

The Aviator by Eugene Vodolazkin,‎ Lisa Hayden (Translator)

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms by Michelle Tea

Alternative Remedies for Loss by Joanna Cantor

How to Set Yourself on Fire by Julia Dixon Evans

Artificial Condition: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop

The Foreseeable Future by Emily Adrian

Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement by Janet Dewart Bell

Lost Empress: A Novel by Sergio De La Pava

Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon

King of Ashes: Book One of The Firemane Saga by Raymond E Feist

The Queen Underneath by Stacey Filak

MI5 and Me: A Coronet Among the Spooks by Charlotte Bingham

The River by Starlight: A Novel by Ellen Notbohm

The Widow Nash by Jamie Harrison (paperback)

No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal (paperback)