Episode 234

New Releases and More for November 12, 2019

This week, Liberty and Kelly discuss All-American Muslim Girl, Secondhand, Wild Life, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale by Adam Minter

Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs by Keena Roberts

The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel José Older

The Forgotten Girl by India Hill

On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl

All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney

Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now by A.F. Perry

The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

What we’re reading:

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

More books out this week:

Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher

Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh

Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5’s Secret Nazi Hunter by Robert Hutton

Realm of Ash (The Books of Ambha) by Tasha Suri

Queen of the Conquered (Islands of Blood and Storm) by Kacen Callender

Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar by Steve Murphy, Javier F. Peña

Busted in New York and Other Essays by Darryl Pinckney

Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Jessica McDiarmid

Dictionary of the Undoing by John Freeman and Valeria Luiselli

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston by Robyn Crawford

A is for Audra: Broadway’s Leading Ladies from A to Z by John Robert Allman, Peter Emmerich (Illustrator)

When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Dilemmas by Marie Robert

The Intangibles: Poems by Elaine Equi

Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens

The Ghost in Apartment 2R by Denis Markell

Bowie’s Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie’s Life by John O’Connell

Queen of Bones (A Havana Mystery) by Teresa Dovalpage

Color Outside the Lines: Stories about Love edited by Sangu Mandanna

Peter Watts Is An Angry Sentient Tumor: Revenge Fantasies and Essays by Peter Watts

Destroy Your Safe and Happy Lives by Jack Carneal

Are Men Animals?: How Modern Masculinity Sells Men Short by Matthew Gutmann

The Mutations: A Novel by Jorge Comensal, Charlotte Whittle (translator)

The Andromeda Evolution by Michael Crichton, Daniel H. Wilson

The Innocents: A Novel by Michael Crummey

The Pursuit of William Abbey by Claire North

The Sky Weaver (Iskari) by Kristen Ciccarelli

The Bad Side of Books: Selected Essays by D. H. Lawrence, ed. Geoff Dyer

Long Live Latin: The Pleasures of a Useless Language by Nicola Gardini and Todd Portnowitz

Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages by Jack Hartnell

Mama Hissa’s Mice by Saud Alsanousi and Sawad Hussain

The Menace from Farside by Ian McDonald

Essays: One by Lydia Davis

The Dreamed Part by Rodrigo Fresán and Will Vanderhyden

White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue … and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation by Lauren Michele Jackson

Think, Write, Speak: Uncollected Essays, Reviews, Interviews, and Letters to the Editor by Vladimir Nabokov

Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge by Sheila Weller

Camgirl by Isa Mazzei

What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man’s Blues by Clifford Thompson

The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History by Kassia St Clair

Charlie Hernandez & the Castle of Bones by Ryan Calejo

Raven Lane by Amber Cowie