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This week Alice and Kim talk about sister suffragettes, Scandinavian mysteries, and pirates.

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Pulitzer Prize winners

Winner: “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America,” by W. Caleb McDaniel
Winner: “Sontag: Her Life and Work,” by Benjamin Moser
General Nonfiction
Winner: “The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America,” by Greg Grandin
Winner: “The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care,” by Anne Boyer

USA Today: “New book to tell Harry and Meghan’s ‘real’ story (and defend them from critics)”

New Books

Scandinavian Noir: In Pursuit of a Mystery by Wendy Lesser

Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History’s First Global Manhunt by Steven Johnson

Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens by Muhammad H. Zaman

Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Vivek H Murthy M.D.

Votes for Women!

Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote by Susan Ware

Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling

African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn

The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss

Bonus reads:
Princess of the Hither Isles: A Black Suffragist’s Story from the Jim Crow South by Adele Logan Alexander
The Myth of Seneca Falls by Lisa Tetrault
Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870-1967 by Joan Marie Johnson

Reading Now

KIM: Open Book by Jessica Simpson (audiobook)
ALICE: Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy by John Julius Norwich


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