Episode 230

New Releases and More for October 15, 2019

This week, Liberty and María Cristina discuss Your House Will Pay, The Never Tilting World, Wild Game, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

Your House Will Pay: A Novel by Steph Cha

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne Brodeur

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

The Year We Fell From Space by Amy Sarig King

Marvel Rising: Heroes of the Round Table by Nilah Magruder, Roberto Di Salvo, Georges Duarte, et al

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

Divide Me By Zero by Lara Vapnyar

What we’re reading:

Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt by Anonymous

More books out this week:

Curious Toys by Elizabeth Hand

Things No One Else Can Teach Us by Humble the Poet

Honey, I Killed the Cats by Dorota Maslowska, Benjamin Paloff (Translator)

The Science of Monsters: The Truth about Zombies, Witches, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Legendary Creatures by Meg Hafdahl, Kelly Florence

The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity by Axton Betz-Hamilton

A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son by Sergio Troncoso

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Under the Broken Sky by Mariko Nagai

All The Right Circles by John Russell

Rose Coffin by M. P. Kozlowsky

The Consequential Frontier: Challenging the Privatization of Space by Peter Ward

Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People by Ben Crump

Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture & Cool of Running Shoes by Brian Metzler

GI Confidential (A Sergeants Sueno and Bascom Novel) by Martin Limon

Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business by Diana Kapp and Bijou Karman

Christmas Shopaholic: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella

Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans by Melanie Mitchell

Let It Snow: A Novel by Nancy Thayer

The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy

One Blade of Grass: Finding the Old Road of the Heart, a Zen Memoir by Henry Shukman

The Rosewater Redemption (The Wormwood Trilogy Book 3) by Tade Thompson

Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas by William Lashner

The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last by Azra Raza

That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug by Emily Flake

Dad’s Maybe Book by Tim O’Brien

Keep Scrolling Till You Feel Something: 21 Years of Humor from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency (Mcsweeney’s Quarterly Concern) by Chris Monks, Sam Riley

Dead Girls by Abigail Tarttelin

Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race by Thomas Chatterton Williams

The Absinthe Earl (The Faery Rehistory Series Book 1) by Sharon Lynn Fisher

Salvaged by Madeleine Roux

Soon by Lois Murphy

Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim by Leah Vernon

Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

Wild Words: Rituals, Routines, and Rhythms for Braving the Writer’s Path by Nicole Gulotta

It Would Be Night in Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo

The Collector of Leftover Souls: Field Notes on Brazil’s Everyday Insurrections by Eliane Brum and Diane Grosklaus Whitty

Jackpot by Nic Stone

Girl: A Novel by Edna O’Brien

Escaping Exodus: A Novel by Nicky Drayden

Call Down the Thunder: A Crime Novel by Dietrich Kalteis

Good Things Out of Nazareth: The Uncollected Letters of Flannery O’Connor and Friends by Flannery O’Connor and Ben Alexander

The Dollmaker by Nina Allan

How Fires End by Marco Rafalà

A Year Without a Name: A Memoir by Cyrus Grace Dunham

Homesick: Stories by Nino Cipri

Ivory Apples by Lisa Goldstein

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor

Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA by Amaryllis Fox

Why, Why, Why? by Quim Monzó, Peter Bush (translator)

Me: Elton John Official Autobiography by Elton John

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

Like Wings, Your Hands by Elizabeth Earley

Escape from Rome: The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World) by Walter Scheidel

Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma

Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao

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

A Book of Bones: A Thriller (Charlie Parker) by John Connolly

The Art of Theft (The Lady Sherlock Series) by Sherry Thomas

Suicide Woods: Stories by Benjamin Percy

Fishnet by Kirstin Innes

The Infinite Game By Simon Sinek

The Throne of the Five Winds (Hostage of Empire) by S. C. Emmett

Good Husbandry: A Memoir by Kristin Kimball

Medallion Status: True Stories from Secret Rooms by John Hodgman

The Guardians: A Novel by John Grisham

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o and Vashti Harrison

Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi

A Bright Clean Mind: Veganism for Creative Transformation by Camille DeAngelis

No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History by Gail Collins

Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero by Christopher McDougall

Good Things Happen to People You Hate: Essays by Rebecca Fishbein

A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith by Timothy Egan

If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman

Crucible: The Long End of the Great War and the Birth of a New World, 1917-1924 by Charles Emmerson

America Is Immigrants by Sara Novic and Alison Kolesar

Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao

The Escape of Light by Fred Venturini