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Books for Bibliophiles

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This week Alice and Kim talk books for book lovers, Anna the fake heiress, and one of the most astounding women in the Roman world.

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New Books

My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress by Rachel DeLoache Williams

The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me by Keah Brown

Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World by Zahra Hankir

Girl on the Block: A True Story of Coming of Age Behind the Counter by Jessica Wragg

God Land: A Story of Faith, Loss, and Renewal in Middle America by Lyz Lenz

Agrippina: The Most Extraordinary Woman of the Roman World by Emma Southon

Gross Anatomy: A Field Guide to Loving Your Body, Warts and All by Mara Altman

Books About Books

In honor of National Book Lover’s Day on August 9

What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund

Black Ink: Literary Legends on the Peril, Power, and Pleasure of Reading Writing, ed. by Stephanie Stokes Oliver

Book Love by Debbie Tung

Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul

Reading Now

KIM: The World’s Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Major Taylor by Michael Kramish

ALICE: American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin

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