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This week, Liberty and Tirzah discuss Crying in H Mart, The Natural Mother of the Child, Empire of Pain, and more of their favorite novels of 2021.
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BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood by Krys Malcolm Belc
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell
Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood by Dawn Turner Trice
Sure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend: Notes from the Other Side of the Fist Bump by Ben Philippe
White Magic by Elissa Washuta
The Quiet Zone: Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence by Stephen Kurczy
All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler by Rebecca Donner
On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed
A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib
Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir by Ashley C. Ford
The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease by Daisy Hernandez
Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon
Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green
These Precious Days: Essays by Ann Patchett
WHAT WE’RE READING:
Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
Night of the Living Rez: Stories by Morgan Talty