New Releases and More for October 3, 2017

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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Her Body and Other Parties, We Were Eight Years in Power, Manhattan Beach, and more books.

This episode was sponsored by Lighter Than My Shadow and 27 Hours.

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Books discussed on the show:

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado

Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America by Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding (editors)

Malagash by Joey Comeau

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Origin by Dan Brown

Reservoir 13: A Novel by Jon McGregor

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham

Best American Short Stories 2017 edited by Meg Wolitzer

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Glaser

This Is How It Begins: A Novel by Joan Dempsey

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast

Baking with Kafka by Tom Gauld

The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

The Glass Eye: A Memoir by Jeannie Vanasco

Fresh Complaint: Stories by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Tiger’s Daughter (Their Bright Ascendency) by K Arsenault Rivera


What we’re reading:

The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg

Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson


More books out this week:

27 Hours by Tristina Wright

Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig

Winter Storms (Winter Street) by Elin Hilderbrand

Joni: The Anthology by Barney Hoskyns

Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners) by Libba Bray

The Orphan of Florence: A Novel by Jeanne Kalogridis

Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

From a Certain Point of View: 40 Stories Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

Satellite by Nick Lake

Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin

The Origins of Creativity by Edward O. Wilson

Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind by Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur

The Relive Box and Other Stories by T.C. Boyle

The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark, Nick Eliopulos

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Seven Suspects (The Bobbi Logan Series) by Renee James

Odd Child Out by Gilly Macmillan

Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me by Carrie DiRisio, Linnea Gear (Illustrator)

Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar

Where the Sun Shines Out by Kevin Catalano

Quillifer by Walter Jon Williams

Mixed Up: Cocktail Recipes (and Flash Fiction) for the Discerning Drinker (and Reader) by Nick Mamatas (Compiler), Molly Tanzer (Compiler)

Dunbar (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Edward St. Aubyn

The Witches’ Tree: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries) by M. C. Beaton

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin

Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni

The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson

Old Scores: A Barker & Llewelyn Novel by Will Thomas

Earth Hates Me: True Confessions from a Teenage Girl by Ruby Karp

Among the Red Stars by Gwen C. Katz

The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

If You Knew My Sister by Michelle Adams

To the Back of Beyond by Peter Stamm, Michael Hofmann (Translator)

Advice from the Lights: Poems by Stephen Burt

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg! (A Shai & Emmie Story) by Quvenzhané Wallis

Blackwing by Ed McDonald

There Will Be No More Good Nights Without Good Nights by Laura van den Berg

William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars) by Ian Doescher

Sparked by Helena Echlin and Malena Watrous

Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions by Russell Brand

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeanette Ng

Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

What the Hell Did I Just Read: A Novel of Cosmic Horror (John Dies at the End) by David Wong

London and the South-East by David Szalay

The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook

Everyone is Watching by Megan Bradbury

Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits by Tiya Miles

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Beyond the Rice Fields by Naivo, Allison M. Charette (Translator)

The Secrets on Chicory Lane: A Novel by Raymond Benson

The Trials of Solomon Parker by Eric Scott Fischl

The Bloodprint (The Khorasan Archives) by Ausma Zehanat Khan

The Devils You Know by M.C. Atwood

Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

Not Your Villain (Sidekick Squad Book 2) by C.B. Lee

All That Man Is by David Szalay (paperback)

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey (paperback)