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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss The Mothers, Hag-Seed, A Life in Parts, and more books.

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Books discussed on the show:

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky

Drinking in America: Our Secret History by

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

On Trails: An Exploration by Robert Moor

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

The Golden Age by Joan London

The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria by Carlos Hernandez

The World’s Largest Man by Harrison Scott Key

By Gaslight by Steven Price

Angels of Music by Kim Newman

A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston

What we’re reading:

Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

More books out this week:

Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Conspiracy of Ravens by Lila Bowen

Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-first Century by Simon Reynolds

Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited by Philip Eade

Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel

French Girl with Mother by Norman Ollestad

Seeing As Your Shoes Are Soon to be on Fire: Essays by Liza Monroy

The Return of the Honey Buzzard by Aimée de Jongh

We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative by George J. Borjas

Indestructible: One Man’s Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII by John R Bruning

Be Good Be Real Be Crazy by Chelsey Philpot

The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham

Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote

Brat Pack America: Visiting Cult Movies of the ’80s by Kevin Smokler

The Abandoned Heart: A Bliss House Novel by Laura Benedict

Upstream by Mary Oliver

The Clancys of Queens: A Memoir by Tara Clancy

Around the Way Girl: A Memoir by Taraji P. Henson

Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing by Jennifer Weiner

In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine by Tim Judah

Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal that Undid Him, and All the Justice that Money Can Buy: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein by James Patterson

Age of Folly: America Abandons Its Democracy by Lewis H. Lapham

Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island by Lil Wayne

Future Sex by Emily Witt

Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei (with More Ways) by Eliot Weinberger

The Years That Followed by Catherine Dunne

The Hidden Keys by André Alexis

The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter by John Pipkin

Martutene by Ramón Saizarbitoria (Author), Aritz Branton (Translator)

Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown

Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American by Okey Ndibe

Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World’s Most Elusive Fish by Chris Dombrowski

Just Fine with Caroline: A Cold River Novel by Annie England Noblin

Extraordinary October by Diana Wagman

Orders to Kill by Vince Flynn

Crimson Death by Laurell K. Hamilton

“Bad News”: The Turbulent Life of Marvin Barnes, Pro Basketball’s Original Renegade by Mike Carey

The Midwife by Katja Kettu (Author), David Hackston (Translator)

The Delphi Effect (The Delphi Trilogy) by Rysa Walker

Such a Lovely Little War: Saigon 1961-63 by Marcelino Truong (Author), David Homel (Translator)

French Rhapsody by Antoine Laurain (Author), Emily Boyce (Translator), Jane Aitken (Translator)

The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan

Precious and Grace : No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (17) by Alexander McCall Smith

The General vs. the President : MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War by H.W. Brands

Unbearable Splendor by Sun Yung Shin

Him, Me, Muhammad Ali by Randa Jarrar

Who Killed These Girls? : Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders by Beverly Lowry

Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir by Amy Kurzweil

Still Life with Tornado by A. S. King

Draw My Life: How Animation Helped Me Break Out of My Shell and Other Stories by Dominic Panganiban

The Annie Year by Stephanie Wilbur Ash

For the Love of Meat: Nine Illustrated Stories by Jenny Jaeckel

The Real Madrid Way: How Values Created the Most Successful Sports Team on the Planet by Steven G. Mandis

Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee by Mary G. Thompson

Scratch by Steve Himmer

I Don’t Want to Know Anyone Too Well: Collected Stories by Norman Levine

Swan Boy by Nikki Sheehan

Little Sister Death by William Gay (paperback)

The Purpose Economy, Expanded and Updated: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World by Aaron Hurst (paperback)

God’s Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher