New Releases and More for October 4, 2016

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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss The Wangs vs. the World, You Can’t Touch My Hair, Ghostland, and more books.

This show has been sponsored by A Change of Heart by Sonali Dev, The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict and ThirdLove.

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Books discussed on the show:

The News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The Wangs vs The World by Jade Chang

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey

I’ll Tell You in Person: Essays by Chloe Caldwell

You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson

The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelly Rowley

Brief Histories of Everyday Objects by Andy Warner

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

What we’re reading:

Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith

Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album by Ken Caillat

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

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

More books out this week:

Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson

Patricide by D. Foy

Last Look by Charles Burns

The Trespasser by Tana French

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Hamstersaurus Rex by Tom O’Donnell and Tim Miller

Crosstalk by Connie Willis

The Rift Uprising: The Rift Uprising Trilogy by Amy S. Foster

Blood, Bullets, and Bones : The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA by Bridget Heos

Replica by Lauren Oliver

The Big Book of Jack the Ripper (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original) by Otto Penzler

By Gaslight by Steven Price

Yesternight by Cat Winters

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Stranded by Bracken MacLeod

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Best American Essays 2016 by edited Jonathan Franzen

The Angel of History by Rabih Alameddine

Angels of Music by Kim Newman

Platinum End, Vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

Demon, Vol. 1 by Jason Shiga

The Explosion Chronicles by Yan Lianke (Author), Carlos Rojas (Translator)

Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson

The Battles of Bridget Lee: Invasion of Farfall by Ethan Young

Colonel Lágrimas by Carlos Fonseca Suárez (Author), Megan McDowell (Translator)

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford

Retro Photo: An Obsession: A Personal Selection of Vintage Cameras and the Photographs They Take by David Ellwand

Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbors: Against the Double Blackmail by Slavoj Zizek

There Now: Poems by Eamon Grennan

Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down by Anne Valente

All That Man Is by David Szalay

The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu

Nicotine by Nell Zink

Private Novelist by Nell Zink

Ghost Songs by Regina McBride

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin

Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

The Wealthy Renter: How to Choose Housing That Will Make You Rich by Alex Avery

The Mortifications by Derek Palacio

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz

Breaking van Gogh : Saint-Rémy, Forgery, and the $95 Million Fake at the Met by James Grundvig

Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life by Sarah Kaminsky

Sweetest Taboo by J. Kenner

Among the Living by Jonathan Rabb

Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

The Best American Comics 2016 by edited by Roz Chast and Bill Kartalopoulos

We Know It Was You by Maggie Thrash

The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall by Ann O’Loughlin

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice by Clayton M. Christensen, Taddy Hall, Karen Dillon, and David S. Duncan

Our Lady of Greenwich Village by Dermot McEvoy

Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt

Invitation Strictly Personal: 40 Years of Fashion Show Invites by Iain R. Webb

Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq by Sarah Glidden

A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky

The French Chef in America : Julia Child’s Second Act by Alex Prud’homme

Corsets and Codpieces: A History of Outrageous Fashion, from Roman Times to the Modern Era by Karen Bowman

Vegas Girls by Heather Skyler

This is How You Die by David Jester

FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven

The Ballroom Café by Ann O’Loughlin

Motional Blur by Robert Erringer

Dog Years (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize) by Melissa Yancy

How Bad Writing Destroyed the World: Ayn Rand and the Literary Origins of the Financial Crisis by Adam Weiner

Smart Partners: Building Successful Relationships in Business and Life by Jim Burba and Bob Hayes