This week Alice and Kim talk about the Summer Olympics, including some of their favorite moments, the history of the games, and memoirs by Olympic athletes.
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Nonfiction In the News
Hollywood Reporter: “Phoebe Robinson to Launch New Book Imprint With Plume Publisher”
Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe by Mario Alejandro Ariza
Miracle Country: A Memoir by Kendra Atleework
Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood by Trixie Mattel and Katya
Summer Olympics Reads
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
The Games: A Global History of the Olympics by David Goldblatt
Forward: A Memoir by Abby Wambach
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Blair Underwood, Deborah Riley Draper, and Travis Thrasher
Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance by Simone Biles (with Michelle Burford)
The House on the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab