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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Am I Alone Here, On Living, Bruja, and more books.

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Books discussed on the show:

Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live by Peter Orner

On Living by Kerry Egan

The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz and Hatem Aly

Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain

The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein

Bruja by Wendy Ortiz

The Alligators of Abraham by Robert Kloss

Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hua

What we’re reading:

This is a Book About the Kids in the Hall by John Semley

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

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

American Salvage: Stories by Bonnie Jo Campbell

More books out this week:

Wayward Heroes by Halldor Laxness (Author), Phillip Roughton (Translator)

Story of Love in Solitude by Roger Lewinter (Author), Rachel Careau

Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge

Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese Oneill

Float by Anne Carson

Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature by Shelley DeWees

The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer) by Brent Weeks

We Show What We Have Learned and Other Stories by Clare Beams

Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow by Laurie Wilson

Lunch Witch: Knee-deep in Niceness by Deb Lucke

Cockroaches by Scholastique Mukasonga, translated by Jordan Stump

Fields Where They Lay (A Junior Bender Mystery) by Timothy Hallinan

One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work with a Mentor—And Why You’ll Benefit from Being One by Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz

The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 by James D. Hornfischer

Sophie Calle: And So Forth by Sophie Calle, with Marie Desplechin

Frank Lloyd Wright and San Francisco by Paul V. Turner

The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe, edited by Forrest McGill

The Earth Is Weeping : The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West by Peter Cozzens

Boy Robot by Simon Curtis

Agnes by Peter Stamm (Author), John Cullen (Translator)

Dragons in Diamond Village: Tales of Resistance from Urbanizing China by David Bandurski

Tohyo Game, Vol. 1 by G.O., Chihiro, and Tatsuhiko

Father Figure by Lamar Herrin

The Terranauts by T.C. Boyle

Land of Love and Ruins by Oddný Eir (Author), Philip Roughton (Translator)

Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States by Maria Goodavage

Hell Bay: A Barker & Llewelyn Novel by Will Thomas

Play It Loud : An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar by Brad Tolinski, Alan di Perna

Walk Through Walls by Marina Abramovic

Marfa Modern: Artistic Interiors of the West Texas High Desert by Helen Thompson, photos by Casey Dunn

Lost Gods by Bram

Laid Waste by Julia Gfrörer

How to Read Medieval Art by Wendy A. Stein

Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend by Deirdre Bair

Alfred Hitchcock by Peter Ackroyd

@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos by National Geographic

The Whistler by John Grisham

The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin

Frida Kahlo at Home by Suzanne Barbezat

Loan Sharks: The Birth of Predatory Lending by Charles R. Geisst

Losing Is What Matters by Manuel Pérez Subirana (Author), Allen Young (Translator)

Carmen Herrera by Dana Miller

Too Fast to Think: How Our 24/7 Hyper-connected Work Culture Is Destroying Our Creativity by Chris Lewis

Last Train from Perdition (I Travel By Night) by Robert McCammon

A Long December by Richard Chizmar

The In-Betweens by Matthew Simmons

The Book of Endless Sleepovers by Henry Hoke

The Givenness of Things: Essays by Marilynne Robinson (paperback)