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New Releases and More for July 11, 2017

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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss American Fire, Meddling Kids, What We Lose, and more books.

This episode was sponsored by ThirdLove, Goodbye, Vitamin, and LeVar Burton Reads.

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Books discussed on the show:

Final Girls by Riley Sager

American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse

What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story by Edwidge Danticat

Tropic of Kansas by Christopher Brown

Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship by Michelle Kuo

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

Revenge of the Nerd: Or . . . The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger by Curtis Armstrong

A Catalog of Birds by Laura Harrington

Gork, the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson

Refuge by Dina Nayeri

A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause by Shawn Wen

Telling the Map: Stories by Christopher Rowe

The Forensic Records Society by Magnus Mills

The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller

Monstress Volume 2: The Blood by Marjorie Liu (Author), Sana Takeda (Artist)

What we’re reading:

The Push: A Climber’s Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits by Tommy Caldwell

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

More books out this week:

A Life of Adventure and Delight by Akhil Sharma

Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man’s Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida and KA Yoshida

Bring Her Home by David Bell

What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum 

Love and Other Alien Experiences by Kerry Winfrey

The Savage Dawn (The Girl at Midnight) by Melissa Grey

Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais

Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment by Angela J. Davis

Domina by L.S. Hilton

Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy

The Dragons of Nova (Loom Saga) by Elise Kova

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

Reckless Years: A Diary of Love and Madness by Heather Chaplin

Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal by Jen Waite

The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan

Ash and Quill (The Great Library) by Rachel Caine

Afterlife by Marcus Sakey

Sex and Rage: A Novel by Eve Babitz  

House of Spies: A Novel (Gabriel Allon) by Daniel Silva

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery

Fucking Innocent: The Early Films of Wes Anderson by John Andrew Fredrick

The Red: An Erotic Fantasy by Tiffany Reisz

Dichronauts by Greg Egan

Found Audio by N.J. Campbell

Who’s That Girl by Blair Thornburgh

The End by Fernanda Torres (Author), Alison Entrekin (Translator)

Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg

The Veneration of Monsters by Suzanne Burns

Bannerless by Carrie Vaughan  

The Sound of the World by Heart by Giacomo Bevilacqua

Lessons on Expulsion: Poems by Erika L. Sánchez

Bed-Stuy Is Burning by Brian Platzer

My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood

Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave

A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson

When the English Fall by David Williams  

Moskva by Jack Grimwood

The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

Infinite Summer by Edoardo Nesi (Author), Alice Kilgarriff (Translator)

Dirt Road by James Kelman

The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber

The Bookshop at Water’s End by Patti Callahan Henry

Hannibal by Patrick N. Hunt

Moving Kings by Joshua Cohen

Knots: Stories by Gunnhild Øyehaug  (Author), Kari Dickson (Translator)

Uncle Brucker the Rat Killer by Leslie Peter Wulff

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

First Watch by Dale Lucas

Wendigo: A Thriller by Vaughn C. Hardacker

My Heart Hemmed In by Marie NDiaye (Author), Jordan Stump (Translator)

The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel by Charles Stross

At the Table of Wolves by Kay Kenyon

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan’s Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America’s New Public Enemy No. 1 by Cyrus Bozorgmehr

Hollow by Owen Egerton

Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

The Rift by Nina Allan

Night Class: A Downtown Memoir by Victor Corona

The Witches of New York by Ami McKay

I Hear Your Voice by Young-ha Kim (Author), Krys Lee (Translator)

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix (paperback)  

The Monster’s Daughter by Michelle Pretorius (paperback)

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor (paperback)