Episode 233

New Releases and More for November 5, 2019

This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss The Starless Sea, Know My Name, The Revisioners, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller

In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado

For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity by Liz Plank

The Revisioners: A Novel by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

Wake, Siren by Nina MacLaughlin

What we’re reading:

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones

Acid for the Children: A Memoir by Flea

Kingdomtide by Rye Curtis

More books out this week:

Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice by Debbie Levy and Whitney Gardner

What Are We For?: The Words and Ideals of Eleanor Roosevelt by Eleanor Roosevelt and Nancy Pelosi

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It’s Making the World a Weirder Place by Janelle Shane

Swimming in Darkness by Lucas Harari and David Homel

Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel by Bernardine Evaristo

A Thousand Fires by Shannon Price

All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy by Phil Keith, Tom Clavin

Four White Horses and a Brass Band: True Confessions from the World of Medicine Shows, Pitchmen, Chumps, Suckers, Fixers, and Shills by Violet McNeal

The Last to Die by Kelly Garrett

Songs from the Deep by Kelly Powell

The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti: IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World’s First Desktop Computer by Meryle Secrest

Sisters of Shadow and Light by Sara B. Larson

I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson

The Rib Joint: A Memoir In Essays by Julia Koets

Mudlark: In Search of London’s Past Along the River Thames by Lara Maiklem

The Accursed Tower: The Fall of Acre and the End of the Crusades by Roger Crowley

Find Me Their Bones by Sara Wolf

This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving by David J. Silverman

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers by Andy Greenberg

The How & the Why by Cynthia Hand

This Is Pleasure: A Story by Mary Gaitskill

A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights by Mikki Kendall and A. D’Amico

Shine of the Ever by Claire Foster

She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown

Skein Island by Aliya Whiteley

The Suspect: An Olympic Bombing, the FBI, the Media, and Richard Jewell, the Man Caught in the Middle by Kent Alexander, Kevin Salwen

Disaster’s Children: A Novel by Emma Sloley

Most of the Better Natural Things in the World by Dave Eggers and Angel Chang

Making Comics by Lynda Barry

The Bishop’s Bedroom by Piero Chiara, Jill Foulston (translator)

The Fowl Twins (Artemis Fowl) by Eoin Colfer

Life and Limb by Jennifer Roberson

Space Struck by Paige Lewis

Anything for You: A Novel by Saul Black

The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts by Karen Armstrong

Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law by Jeffrey Rosen

Galileo’s Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness by Philip Goff

Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

Aviva-No by Shimon Adaf, translated from the Hebrew by Yael Segalovitz

The Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford Circle Remade the World for Women by Mo Moulton

The Princess Who Flew with Dragons by Stephanie Burgis

The Little Blue Kite by Mark Z. Danielewski

The New Voices of Science Fiction by Nino Cipri, Little Badger, Darcie, et al.

Oblivion Banjo: The Poetry of Charles Wright by Charles Wright

The Bridge by Enza Gandolfo

Girls of Storm and Shadow (Girls of Paper and Fire) by Natasha Ngan

The Family Upstairs: A Novel by Lisa Jewell

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) by Jeff Kinney

The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team by Matthew Goodman

Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community and the Meaning of Generosity by Priya Basil

Quillifer the Knight (2) by Walter Jon Williams

Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights by Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe

Return to the Enchanted Island: A Novel by Johary Ravaloson, Allison M. Charette (translator)

Living in a World that Can’t Be Fixed: Reimagining Counterculture Today by Curtis White

The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

They Will Drown in Their Mothers’ Tears by Johannes Anyuru, Saskia Vogel (translator)

The Toll (Arc of a Scythe) by Neal Shusterman

Fortuna (The Nova Vita Protocol) by Kristyn Merbeth

The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel José Older

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

On Swift Horses: A Novel by Shannon Pufahl

The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel by Georgie Blalock

Made Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America by Sherrod Brown

Space Invaders: A Novel by Nona Fernández, Natasha Wimmer (translator)

Jakarta by Rodrigo Márquez Tizano, Thomas Bunstead (translator)

The Poppy Wife: A Novel of the Great War by Caroline Scott

Winterlust: Finding Beauty in the Fiercest Season by Bernd Brunner

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State by Nick Neely

Tell Me No Lies: A Lady Dunbridge Novel by Shelley Noble

Parade: A Folktale by Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell (translator)

The Deep by Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, et al.

Up in the Main House: and Other Stories by Nadeem Zaman

The Crying Book by Heather Christie

The Ninja Daughter (Lily Wong) by Tori Eldridge

Humiliation: Stories by Paulina Flores, Megan McDowell (translator)

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away: My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits – Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mission: Impossible, and More by Paul Hirsch

Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao

Heed the Hollow: Poems by Malcolm Tariq

Feed by Tommy Pico

Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving by Mo Rocca

We Met in December: A Novel by Rosie Curtis

Supernova by Marissa Meyer

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

Little Weirds by Jenny Slate

Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel by Talia Hibbert

The Accomplice by Joseph Kanon

The Worst Kind of Want: A Novel by Liska Jacobs

Unnatural Magic by C. M. Waggoner

Ghost Train by Stephen Laws

Death and the Seaside by Alison Moore

The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump by Stanley Fish

The Returns by Philip Salom

Voyage of the Frostheart by Jamie Littler

The Age of Anxiety by Pete Townshend

Resistance Reborn (Star Wars): Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by Rebecca Roanhorse

Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay

Pain: A Novel by Zeruya Shalev and Sondra Silverston

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by Ethan Sacks and Will Sliney

The Colonel’s Wife: A Novel by Rosa Liksom and Lola Rogers (Translator)

And Go Like This: Stories by John Crowley

Vernon Subutex 1: A Novel by Virginie Despentes, Frank Wynne (Translator)

Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives – and Save Theirs by Richard Louv

Cryptozoology for Beginners (Codex Arcanum) by Matt Harry and Juliane Crump

Shadowscent by P. M. Freestone