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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Kill ‘Em and Leave, I Will Find You, Dodgers, and more new releases.

This episode was sponsored by ThirdLove, The Nutmeg Tree by Margery Sharp, and Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.

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Books discussed on the show:

Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBride

I Will Find You: A Reporter Investigates the Life of the Man Who Raped Her by Joanna Connors

The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City by Laura Tillman

The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial by Maggie Nelson

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Country of Red Azaleas by Domnica Radulescu

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith

Asking for It by Louise O’Neill

What we’re reading:

‘A’ is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

Political Suicide: Missteps, Peccadilloes, Bad Calls, Backroom Hijinx, Sordid Pasts, Rotten Breaks, and Just Plain Dumb Mistakes in the Annals of American Politics by Erin McHugh

More books out this week:

In the Labyrinth of Drakes: A Memoir by Lady Trent (A Natural History of Dragons) by Marie Brennan

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt

Bucky F*cking Dent by David Duchovny

Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates

Taste as Experience: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History) by Nicola Perullo

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

The Pug List: A Ridiculous Little Dog, a Family Who Lost Everything, and How They All Found Their Way Home by Alison Hodgson

Jane Two by Sean Patrick Flanery

Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai by Jim Colucci

CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Power of Their First Celebrity Crush edited by Cathy Alter and Dave Singleton

The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows

Company Time edited by Jim Corrigan

A Burglar’s Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh

Now Go Out There (and Get Curious) by Mary Karr

Now and Again by Charlotte Rogan

What We Find by Robyn Carr

Some Women by Emily Liebert

Pretentiousness: Why It Matters by Dan Fox

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of Baseball’s Most Valuable Commodity by Jeff Passan

Miss Julia Inherits a Mess by Ann B. Ross

Paper Girls: Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang

The Edge of Worlds by Martha Wells

Dominion: The Chronicles of the Invaders by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard

When We Collided by Emery Lord

Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

Once Upon a Dream: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell

Consequence: A Memoir by Eric Fair

Everything I Found on the Beach by Cynan Jones

The End of Fun by Sean McGinty

Our Young Man by Edmund White

The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens by Paul Mariani

Alice & Oliver by Charles Bock

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Why Save the Bankers?: And Other Essays on Our Economic and Political Crisis by Thomas Piketty (Author), Seth Ackerman (Translator)

The Story of Kullervo by J.R.R. Tolkien

Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

Ramshackle Ode: Poems by Keith Leonard

To the Left of Time: Poems by Thomas Lux

The Dig by John Preston

True Stories at the Smoky View by Jill McCroskey Coupe

Three-Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

Fellside by M. R. Carey

All Tomorrow’s Parties by Rob Spillman

True Crimes by Kathryn Harrison

Septimania by Jonathan Levi

The Winemakers: A Novel of Wine and Secrets by Jan Moran

Houses by Borislav Pekić

The 14th Colony by Steve Berry

The Beast: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

Kill and Be Killed by Louis Begley

The Girl From Home by Adam Mitzner

The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth

I Want My Epidural Back: Adventures in Mediocre Parenting by Karen Alpert

Flamecaster (Shattered Realms) by Cinda Williams Chima

Chasing the North Star by Robert Morgan

Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again by Kimberly Williams-Paisley

The Golden Condom: And Other Essays on Love Lost and Found by Jeanne Safer

Glory over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Rivals of Versailles by Sally Christie

Catastrophic Happiness: Finding Joy in Childhood’s Messy Years by Catherine Newman

Hurts Like a Mother by Jennifer Weiss and Lauren Franklin

The Wurst of Lucky Peach: A Treasury of Encased Meat by Chris Ying and the editors of Lucky Peach

American Wino: A Tale of Reds, Whites, and One Man’s Blues by Dan Dunn

Mother, Can You Not? by Kate Siegel

The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks and Jordie Bellaire

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi (Author), Anthony Berris (Translator)

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto by Lesley Hazleton

The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life by Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh

Like My Teacher Always Said…: Weighty Words, Crazy Wisdom, the Road to Detention, and Advice We Could Never Forget, Even If We Tried by Erin McHugh

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

Patterns in Nature: Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does by Philip Ball

Lumberjanes Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan by Shannon Watter, Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke A. Allen

Romancing the Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

The Railwayman’s Wife by Ashley Hay

Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do by Chris Guillebeau

Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

Rapture: Poems by Sjohnna McCray

The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan

Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday by Christine Reilly

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Alight by Scott Sigler

The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake

Family Jewels by Stuart Woods

The History of Great Things by Elizabeth Crane

Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings by Stephen O’Connor

Opportunity Knocks by Alison Sweeney

The Bricks That Built the Houses by Kate Tempest

Proxies: Essays Near Knowing by Brian Blanchfield

My Journey with Maya by Tavis Smiley

The Yellow Sofa by José Maria de Eça de Queirós

Now in paperback:

Natural Born Heroes: Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance by Christopher McDougall

Lord Fear: A Memoir by Lucas Mann

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids edited by Meghan Daum

Motorcycles I’ve Loved by Lily Brooks-Dalton

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

One with You: A Crossfire Novel by Sylvia Day

We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris