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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Into the Black, and The Lie Tree, and more new releases.

This episode was sponsored Open Road Media’s Margery Sharp e-books and Book Riot Live.

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Books discussed on the show:

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Before We Visit the Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Hystopia by David Means

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

Maestra by L. S. Hilton

Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick

Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her by Rowland White

What Works: Gender Equality by Design by Iris Bohnet

What we’re reading:

Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter

Heartburn by Nora Ephron (audio)

More books out this week:

Travesty by John Hawkes

Gap Gardening: Selected Poems by Rosmarie Waldrop

Life Without a Recipe: A Memoir of Food and Family by Diana Abu-Jaber

Before the Wind by Jim Lynch

The Exiled by Christopher Charles

The Letter Writer by Dan Fesperman

Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much by Faith Salie

Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey

The Dark Lady’s Mask by Mary Sharratt

New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani

God is Round by Juan Villoro (Author), Thomas Bunstead (Translator)

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw

Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work by Dave Isay

Mr. Fahrenheit by T. Michael Martin

Devotion by Ros Barber

Dear Princess Grace, Dear Betty: The Memoir of a Romantic Feminist by Alida Brill

Dirty: A Dive Bar Novel by Kylie Scott

War Hawk by James Rollins

The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler’s U-boats by William Geroux

The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton

Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne by Christopher Andersen

Snatched: From Drug Queen to Informer to Hostage–A Harrowing True Story by Bruce Porter

Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia from My Italian Mother-in-Law by Katherine Wilson

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

The Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey

My Struggle: Book Five by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People by Randy E. Barnett

The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture by Pamela Haag

Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman by Brooke Hauser

Will You Won’t You Want Me? by Nora Zelevansky

The Summer of Me by Angela Benson

Far and Away: Essays from the Brink of Change, Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years by Andrew Solomon

Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki

The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom by Alison Love

The Last Mile by David Baldacci

Grim Tidings by Caitlin Kittredge

Join by Steve Toutonghi

The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey

Mothering Sunday: A Romance by Graham Swift

‘Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

England and Other Stories by Graham Swift (Now in paperback)

Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread by Chuck Palahniuk (Now in paperback)

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight (Now in paperback)