New Releases and More for May 16, 2017

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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss The Push, York: The Shadow Cipher, An Awkward Age, and more books for dads and grads.

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Books discussed on the show:

The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking by Brendan I. Koerner

The Awkward Age by Francesca Segal

York: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby

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

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Elle Morton

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

What we’re reading:

The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, a Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese by Brad Kessler

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

More books out this week:

Grace and the Fever by Zan Romanoff

Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Target Omega: A Thriller (A Mike Garin Thriller) by Peter Kirsanow

Papi: MY Story by David Ortiz

It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell

The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South by John T. Edge

Dark Cities edited by Christopher Golden

New Boy (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Tracy Chevalier

This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information by Kyle Cassidy

No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories by Lee Child

Lilli de Jong by Janet Benton

Grit by Gillian French

Tacky Goblin by T. Sean Steele

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker

To Love the Coming End by Leanne Dunic

Rough Patch by Nicole Markotic

Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country: and Other Stories by Chavisa Woods

The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage by Anja Reich-Osang (Author), Imogen Taylor (Translator)

Florence in Ecstasy by Jessie Chaffee

August by Romina Paula, Jennifer Croft (Translator)

Yawn: Adventures in Boredom by Mary Mann

Give a Girl a Knife: A Memoir by Amy Thielen

You Were Here by Gian Sardar

Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours by Ben Falcone

The Flight: Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 Transatlantic Crossing by Dan Hampton

Lou: Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball by Lou Piniella and Bill Madden

Vanguard by Jack Campbell

A Girl Walks Into a Book: What the Brontës Taught Me about Life, Love, and Women’s Work by Miranda Pennington

Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Broken River by J. Robert Lennon

Thick as Thieves (Queen’s Thief) by Megan Whalen Turner

The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana

The Worlds We Think We Know: Stories by Dalia Rosenfeld

Bad Dreams and Other Stories by Tessa Hadley

Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters by Mark Kingwell

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century by Chuck Klosterman

Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

There’s a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak by Jonathan Cott

Evensong by Kate Southwood

G-Man (Bob Lee Swagger) by Stephen Hunter

Price of Duty: A Novel (Patrick McLanahan) by Dale Brown

Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank

Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays by Fenton Johnson

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life by Jonathan Gould

Goethe: Life as a Work of Art by Rüdiger Safranski, David Dollenmayer (Translator)

Seeing People Off by Jana Beňová