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This week, Alice and Kim talking about Jane Austen superfans, snuffbox mussels and the rare “dragon fish,” and books to give some context to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida and subsequent student activism.

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She Caused a Riot by Hannah Jewell

Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs

New Releases

Camp Austen by Ted Scheinman (March 6 from FSG Originals)

The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss (March 6 from Viking)

Visionary Women by Andrea Barnet (March 13 from Ecco)

The Last Wild Men of Borneo by Carl Hoffman (March 6 from William Morrow)

Disappointment River by Brian Castner (March 13 from Doubleday)

There Are No Dead Here by Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno (February 27 from Nation Books)

Theme of the Week: Spring Has Sprung

Wild and Rare by Adam Regn Arvidson

The Meadowlands by Robert Sullivan

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Current Events Reads: Guns and Student Activism

Columbine by Dave Cullen

Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge

Witness the Revolution by Clara Bingham

What We’re Reading

Political Tribes by Amy Chua

Grant by Ron Chernow

The Dragon Behind the Glass by Emily Voigt

The Extra Stuff

Books mentioned in passing:

The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

Coming to My Senses by Alice Waters

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

Animals you might be curious about:

Snuffbox mussels

Asian arowana aka “dragon fish”