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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss The Regional Office is Under Attack!, A Murder in Time, and Vexation Lullaby, and more new releases.

This episode was sponsored by the Book of the Month Club, Penguin Random House Audio, and Send Me Swooning.

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Books discussed on the show:

A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain

The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales

The Bed Moved: Stories by Rebecca Schiff

I Know What I’m Doing — and Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches from a Life Under Construction by Jen Kirkman

Vexation Lullaby by Justin Tussing

A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry

Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane: A True Story of Victorian Law and Disorder by Paul Thomas Murphy

We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino


What we’re reading:

The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer

More books out this week:

Fever at Dawn by Péter Gárdos

Y.T. by Alexei Nikitin

The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High by David Bienenstock

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat

King Maybe (A Junior Bender Mystery) by Timothy Hallinan

A Man of Genius by Janet Todd

Down the Darkest Street by Alex Segura

The Black Maria by Aracelis Girmay

67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence by Howard Means

Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing and Life Collide by Robin Black

First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower

The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible by Chanan Tigay

The Border of Paradise by Esmé Weijun Wang

Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering by David A. Kessler

Island in the Sea: A Majorca Love Story by Anita Hughes

Down for the Count: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America by Andrew Gumbel

The Houseguest by Kim Brooks

Animal Internet: Nature and the Digital Revolution by Alexander Pschera (Author), Elisabeth Lauffer (Translator)

Undone by John Colapinto

My Mrs. Brown by William Norwich

The Duke of Wellington, Kidnapped!: The Incredible True Story of the Art Heist That Shocked a Nation by Alan Hirsch

Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America by Amy Goodman and David Goodman

Summerland by Michael Chabon (reissue)

Death Is Stupid by Anastasia Higginbotham

300 Days of Sun by Deborah Lawrenson

The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal by Howard Blum

Movie Stars by Jack Pendarvis

Your Song Changed My Life: From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, Thirty-Five Beloved Artists on Their Journey and the Music That Inspired It by Bob Boilen

Loreena’s Gift by Colleen M. Story

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden by Seymour M. Hersh

Bardo or Not Bardo by Antoine Volodine

Mount Pleasant by Patrice Nganang (Author), Amy Reid (Translator)

The Big Book of Exit Strategies by Jamaal May

F*ck That: An Honest Meditation by Jason Headley

something to food about: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs by Questlove

Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg

Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro

The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt, A Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History by Darrin Lunde

Poisonous by Allison Brennan

Blood in the Soil: A True Tale of Racism, Sex, and Murder in the South by Carole Townsend

Lives of the Poets (with Guitars): Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Rock & Roll by Ray Robertson

Ear to the Ground by David L. Ulin and Paul Kolsby

Strike by Delilah S. Dawson

Springtime by Michelle de Kretser

Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

OCDaniel by Wesley King

The Obsession by Nora Roberts

The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller’s Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece by Laura Cumming

Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work by Cathy Rose Salit

And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe’s Crisis and America’s Economic Future by Yanis Varoufakis

Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham

An Honorable Man by Paul Vidich

Listen to Me by Kristen Proby

Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built by Duncan Clark

Dreamology by Lucy Keating

Daredevils by Shawn Vestal

On the Shores of Darkness, There Is Light by Cordelia Strube

play dead by francine j. Harris

Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus by Chester Brown

The Dinner Party by Brenda Janowitz

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez

Post-: Poems by Wayne Miller

There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow by Jeffrey J. Selingo

The Fight for Fifteen: The Right Wage for a Working America by David Rolf

“Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination by Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf

Montauk by Max Frisch

The Blondes by Emily Schultz (paperback)

The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman (paperback)

Armada by Ernest Cline (paperback)