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Episode 86
We’re On the Road Again

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This week Kim and Alice do some armchair traveling by discussing books about road trips and share new nonfiction about yoga, cults, and cons.

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Nonfiction in the News

2021 Pulitzer Prizes [Pulitzer.org]

Nonfiction Book by Margaret Atwood Coming in 2022 [Kirkus]

It’s Everything Change [Matter]

Janet Malcolm, elegant and incisive writer for the New Yorker, dies at 86 [The Washington Post]

New Nonfiction

Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood by Cheryl Diamond

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell

Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance by Jessamyn Stanley

Republic of Detours: How the New Deal Paid Broke Writers to Rediscover America by Scott Borchert

Blue: In Search of Nature’s Rarest Color by Kai Kupferschmidt

Thanks for Waiting: The Joy (& Weirdness) of Being a Late Bloomer by Doree Shafrir

The Afrominimalist’s Guide to Living with Less by Christine Platt

Road Trips

Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake by Kathryn Miles

Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

Don’t Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay

Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity by Paola Ramos

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen

Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins

Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad

Reading Now

The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice by Scott Ellsworth

The Girls by Emma Cline

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