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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Sourdough, They Both Die at the End, Sing, Unburied Sing, and more books.

This episode was sponsored by Talenti, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, and Copycat

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Books discussed on the show:

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems by Danez Smith

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Sisters by Lily Tuck

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

The Clancys of Queens: A Memoir by Tara Clancy

What we’re reading:

More Alive and Less Lonely: On Books and Writers by Jonathan Lethem

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown

More books out this week:

Welcome Home: An Anthology on Love and Adoption edited by Eric Smith (I haven’t read this, but congratulations to fellow Rioter Eric Smith!)

A Tale of Two Kitties (Magical Cats) by Sofie Kelly

Saving Sophie by Sam Carrington

Copycat by Alex Lake

Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney

A Secret History of Witches by Louise Morgan

The Future She Left Behind by Marin Thomas

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

Tales of Falling and Flying by Ben Loory

The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones

Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters

Acadie by Dave Hutchinson

To Funk and Die in LA (A D Hunter Mystery) by Nelson George

Alan Cole Is Not a Coward by Eric Bell

Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things by Loudon Wainwright, III

Friend Request by Laura Marshall

Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary by Martha Brockenbrough

If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir by Ilana Kurshan

The World of Tomorrow by Brendan Mathews

Black Rock White City by A.S. Patric

The Seagull: A Vera Stanhope Mystery by Ann Cleeves

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land

Idyll Fears: A Thomas Lynch Novel by Stephanie Gayle

Feral Youth edited by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Ruin of Angels by Max Gladstone

The End of the World Running Club by Adrian Walker

Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander

I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn (Author), Allison Raskin (Author)

The Western Star (A Longmire Mystery) by Craig Johnson

Browse: The World in Bookshops by Henry Hitchings

The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente (Author), Rebecca Green (Illustrator)

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

George & Lizzie by Nancy Pearl

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. Maas

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Right Where You Left Me by Calla Devlin

Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett

The Amber Arrow by Tony Daniel

A Legacy of Spies: A Novel by John le Carré

A Son Called Gabriel by Damian McNicholl

Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions (A Kopp Sisters Novel) by Amy Stewart

The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire

The Assassin’s Curse by Kevin Sands

Clade by James Bradley

Light Years by Emily Ziff Griffin

Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul by Naomi Levy

Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self by Manoush Zomorodi

Poppies of Iraq by Brigitte Findakly, Lewis Trondheim (Illustrator)

A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Wild Gatherings: Quirky Collective Nouns of the Animal Kingdom by Matt Sewell

What It’s Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience by Gregory Berns

The Cold War: A World History by Odd Arne Westad

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Andersen

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

A Conspiracy in Belgravia (The Lady Sherlock Series) by Sherry Thomas

Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison

Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate by Zoe Quinn

Literally Show Me a Healthy Person by Darcie Wilder

Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation by John Freeman

Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. by Danielle Allen

Across the China Sea by Gaute Heivoll

Norma: A Novel by Sofi Oksanen

The Uploaded by Ferrett Steinmetz

Skyfarer by Joseph Brassey

Immortal Architects by Paige Orwin

Anne Bancroft: A Life (Screen Classics) by Douglass K. Daniel

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War by Deborah Campbell

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande (paperback)

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker (paperback)