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This week, Liberty and Jenn discuss Jonny Appleseed, So Lucky, Tin Man, and more great books.

This episode was sponsored by To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo and Recommended Season 2.

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Trigger warning for discussion of suicide starting around 29:00.

Books discussed on the show:

So Lucky by Nicola Griffith

Happy Cactus: Cacti, Succulents, and More by DK

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

The Crossing by Jason Mott

The Storm: A Novel by Arif Anwar

The Queen of Sorrow: Book Three of The Queens of Renthia by Sarah Beth Durst

The Driest Season by Meghan Kenny

Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead

More books out this week:

War Storm (Red Queen) by Victoria Aveyard

To Throw Away Unopened: A Memoir by Viv Albertine

In the Region of the Summer Stars (Eirlandia Series) by Stephen R. Lawhead

Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin

A Million Drops by Victor del Árbol (Author), Lisa Dillman (Translator)

It’s Only Blood: Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation by Anna Dahlqvist, Alice E. Olsson (Translator)

Robin by Dave Itzkoff

A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers

The Memory of Forgotten Things by Kat Zhang

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation by Maureen Johnson

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

Rome: A History in Seven Sackings by Matthew Kneale

My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

Kickflip Boys: A Memoir of Freedom, Rebellion, and the Chaos of Fatherhood by Neal Thompson

The Underneath by Melanie Finn

Armistice: Book 2 in the Amberlough Dossier by Lara Elena Donnelly

The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

Do This for Me by Eliza Kennedy

Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces by Michael Chabon

Last Stories by William Trevor

Out of the Blue: A Novel by Sophie Cameron

Sex Money Murder: A Story of Crack, Blood, and Betrayal by Jonathan Green

Pretend I’m Dead: A Novel by Jen Beagin

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician Series) by Charlie N. Holmberg

Fall of Angels (An Inspector Redfyre Mystery) by Barbara Cleverly

Darker With the Lights On by David Hayden

The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan

Familiar Things by Hwang Sok-yong (Author),‎ Sora Kim-Russell (Translator)

We Are All That’s Left by Carrie Arcos

The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer

The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West by John Branch

Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York by Stacy Horn

The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert

Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple

In the Hush of Night by Raymond Benson

The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison “Promiscuous” Women by Scott W. Stern

The Awkward Age by Francesca Segal (paperback)