New Releases and More for October 24, 2023

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This week, Liberty and Patricia discuss Let Us Descend, Micro Activism, The Comfort of Crows, and more great books!

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Books Discussed On the Show:

Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward

Micro Activism: How You Can Make a Difference in the World without a Bullhorn by Omkari Williams with a forward by Layla F. Saad and illustrations by Octavia Mingerink

The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year by Margaret Renkl 

It’s Not You, It’s Capitalism: Why It’s Time to Break Up and How to Move On by Malaika Jabali with illustration and design by Kayla E.

Nefando by Mónica Ojeda, Sarah Booker (translator)

Our Secret Society: Mollie Moon and the Glamour, Money, and Power Behind the Civil Rights Movement by Tanisha Ford

Most Delicious Poison: The Story of Nature’s Toxins—From Spices to Vices by Noah Whiteman

The Last Days of the Dinosaurs: An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World by Riley Black

Paperback Releases:

Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family by Rabia Chaudry

Catching the Light by Joy Harjo

White Cat, Black Dog: Stories by Kelly Link, Shaun Tan

People Person by Candice Carty-Williams

The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff 

The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett 

What We’re Reading:

A Recipe for More: Ingredients for a Life of Abundance and Ease by Sara Elise

How We Do It: Black Writers on Craft, Practice, and Skill edited by Jericho Brown

The Dead Cat Tail Assassins by P. Djèlí Clark

A Better World by Sarah Langan

Thirsty by Jas Hammonds

More Books Out This Week:

Another Last Call: Poems on Addiction and Deliverance edited by Kaveh Akbar and Paige Lewis

Everything Is Not Enough by Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström

American Visions: The United States, 1800-1860 American Visions: The United States, 1800-1860 by Edward L. Ayers

Jane and the Final Mystery by Stephanie Barron 

Sir Morien: The Legend of a Knight of the Round Table by Holly Black, Kaliis Smith, Ebony Glenn 

Iris Kelly Doesn’t Date by Ashley Herring Blake 

Homeland of My Body: New and Selected Poems by Richard Blanco

What Wild Women Do by Karma Brown 

Swords in the Shadows edited by Cullen Bunn

Super Boba Café by Nidhi Chanani

Organ Meats by K-Ming Chang

I Must Be Dreaming by Roz Chast

Behind the Shoulder Pads: Tales I Tell My Friends by Joan Collins 

Christmas and Other Horrors: An Anthology of Solstice Horror edited by Ellen Datlow

Aster of Ceremonies: Poems (Multiverse) by JJJJJerome Ellis

These Walls: The Battle for Rikers Island and the Future of America’s Jails by Eva Fedderly

The Upstairs Delicatessen: On Eating, Reading, Reading About Eating, and Eating While Reading by Dwight Garner

When We Become Ours: A YA Adoptee Anthology by Shannon Gibney, Nicole Chung

Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things by Adam Grant

The Christmas Appeal: A Novella by Janice Hallett 

I Died Too, But They Haven’t Buried Me Yet by Ross Jeffery

A Christmas to Remember by Beverly Jenkins

The Privilege of the Happy Ending by Kij Johnson

The Queen of Days by Greta Kelly

West Heart Kill by Dann McDorman

Sonic Life: A Memoir by Thurston Moore

Haruki Murakami Manga Stories 1: Super-Frog Saves Tokyo, The Seventh Man, Birthday Girl, Where I’m Likely to Find It by Jc Deveney, Haruki Murakami

Julia by Sandra Newman

America Fantastica by Tim O’Brien 

Sleepless in Dubai by Sajni Patel

Freedom’s Ghost: A Mystery of the American Revolution by Eliot Pattison 

Murder in Drury Lane (The Lady Worthing Mysteries) by Vanessa Riley

Opposable Thumbs: How Siskel & Ebert Changed Movies Forever by Matt Singer

The Woman in Me by Britney Spears 

The Bigfoot Queen (The Littlest Bigfoot) by Jennifer Weiner 

Miss Macintosh, My Darling by Marguerite Young

Jewel Box: Stories by E. Lily Yu