New Releases and More for November 24, 2020

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This week, Liberty and Patricia discuss Barely Functional Adult, Ruinsong, Escape Pod, and more great books.

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Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower by Tamsyn Muir

Barely Functional Adult: It’ll All Make Sense Eventually by Meichi Ng

What Cats Want: An illustrated guide for truly understanding your cat by Dr. Yuki Hattori 

Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology edited by Mur Lafferty & S.B. Divya

Ruinsong by Julia Ember

Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Space, Exploration, and Life on Earth by Kate Greene

Seance Tea Party by Reimena Yee

Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon, creator of Your Fat Friend


Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo

Meet Me in Another Life by Catriona Silvey


There’s Only One Danny Garvey by David F. Ross

Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar

Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant

All Lara’s Wars by Wojciech Jagielski, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (translator)

I Remember Everything: Life Lessons from Dawson’s Creek by Erin Hensley, Julia Callahan, Jillian Barthold

War Lord: A Novel (Saxon Tales) by Bernard Cornwell

Water, Wasted by Alex Branson

In Search of a Name: A Novel by Marjolijn van Heemstra

The Diplomat’s Wife: A Novel by Pam Jenoff 

Dark Tides: A Novel by Philippa Gregory 

Not Necessarily Rocket Science: A Beginner’s Guide to Life in the Space Age by Kellie Gerardi 

Memory Rose into Threshold Speech: The Collected Earlier Poetry: A Bilingual Edition by Paul Celan, Pierre Joris (translator)

Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life by John Gray 

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black  

Carving Out a Humanity : Race, Rights, and Redemption by Janet Dewart Bell, Vincent Southerland

Tomorrow Will Be Better: A Novel by Betty Smith  

Fishing for Dinosaurs and Other Stories by Joe R. Lansdale 

Comes a Pale Rider by Caitlín R. Kiernan

Passing the Baton: Black Women Track Stars and American Identity (Sport and Society) by Cat M. Ariail