Episode 110: #BookExpo 2019 Book Buzz

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In this episode, we talk about all the books we got excited about at BookExpo way back in May. Many are already available for you to buy from your local independent bookstore or borrow from your library! (See episodes 4864758889, and 96 for previous Book Buzz content.)

Links
Publisher Library Marketing Contacts
Diversify Your RA resource list

Bloomsbury
Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas (March 2020)
The Man That Got Away by Lynne Truss (October 2019)

Graywolf Press
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado (November 2019)

Hachette
Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews (Hachette Books, October 2019)
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Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton (Grand Central, Already out)
Akin by Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown, September 2019)
Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky (Already out)
Beautiful on the Outside by Adam Rippon (October 2019)
The Vexations by Caitlin Horrocks (Little, Brown, Already out)
The Witches are Coming by Lindy West (Hachette Books, November 2019)
Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke (Little, Brown, September 2019)
Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri (Orbit, November 2019)
The Rosewater Redemption by Tade Thompson (Orbit, October 2019)
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter (Orbit, Already out)

Harlequin
Followers by Megan Angelo (Graydon House, January 2020)
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The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox (Graydon House, September 2019)
American Love Story by Adriana Herrera (Carina, October 2019)
Moving Forward:: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America by Karine Jean-Pierre (Hanover Square, November 2019)
The Ventriloquists by E.R. Ramzipoor (Park Row, Already out)

HarperCollins
The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton (Harper, September 2019)
Africaville by Jeffrey Colvin (Amistad Press, December 2019)
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Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (Avon, November 2019)
Full Throttle: Stories by Joe Hill (William Morrow, October 2019)
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Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (Ecco Press, October 2019)

Ingram
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom (Grove Press, Already out)
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Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon (Counterpoint, Already out)
How to Catch a Mole by Marc Hamer (Greystone Books, October 2019)
The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri (Catapult, September 2019)
Deep River by Karl Marlantes (Grove Atlantic, Already out)

Macmillan
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Flatiron, October 2019)
Find Me by André Aciman (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, October 2019)
A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler (October 2019)
Me by Elton John (Henry Holt, October 2019)
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Dominicana by Angie Cruz (Flatiron, September 2019)
The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz (Tor, September 2019)
High School by Tegan Quin and Sara Quin (MCD, September 2019)
Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares by Aarti Namdev Shahani (Celadon, October 2019)

National Geographic
Almanac 2020 (September 2019)
Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are by Bill Sullivan (Already out) 

New York Review Books
Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones by Daniel Mendelsohn (October 2019)

W. W. Norton
About Us: Essays from the New York Times’ Disability Series (September 2019)
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death by Caitlin Doughty (September 2019)
The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (September 2019)
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The World Doesn’t Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott (Already out)
The Seine: The River that Made Paris by Elaine Sciolino (November 2019)

Penguin Random
The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America by Karen Abbott (Crown Publishing Group, Already out)
The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames (Viking, Already out)
Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher (Berkley, November 2019)
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World, September 2019)
Recursion by Blake Crouch (Crown Publishing Group, Already out)
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Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory (Berkley, October 2019)
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri (Ballantine, Already out)
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, January 2020)
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (Dutton, Already out)
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday, Already out)
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (Riverhead, September 2019)
Blowout by Rachel Maddow (Crown, October 2019)
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson (Doubleday, October 2019)

Quirk Books
The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman (October 2019)
We Are Here Forever by Michelle Gish (Already out)
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Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kröger and  Melanie R. Anderson (September 2019)
Hope Rides Again by Andrew Shaffer (Already out)

Simon & Schuster
Right After the Weather by Carol Anshaw (Atria, October 2019)
Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah (Scribner, September 2019)
Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Atria, Already out)
The Doll Factory by Elizabeth MacNeal (Atria, Already out)
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The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall (August 2019)

Soho
Opioid, Indiana by Brian Allen Carr (Soho Press, September 2019)
All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil (Soho Teen, Already out) TEEN

Sourcebooks
Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America by Nefertiti Austin (September 2019)
Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict (January 2020)
Pretty Guilty Women by Gina Lamanna (Sourcebooks Landmark, September 2019)
Yale Needs Women by Ann Gardiner Perkins (September 2019)

Sterling
Artificial Intelligence: An Illustrated History by Clifford Pickover (October 2019)
The Complete Whiskey Course: A Comprehensive Tasting School in Ten Classes
by Robin Robinson (October 2019)

Workman
Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Díaz (Algonquin, October 2019)
Everywhere You Don’t Belong by Gabriel Bump (February 2020)
Make Noise: A Creator’s Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling by Eric Nuzum (December 2019)
Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life by Marta McDowell (October 2019)

Musical Obsessions
Alene: Bach Cello Suites as performed by Yo-Yo Ma
Anna: The fifth movement of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony

Obsessions
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Shared: Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird
Anna: A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian, This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
Alene: Frankly In Love by David Yoon

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Episode 91: Content Warning Part II–Alene’s Hard Pass

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In this episode, we continue what we began in Episode 90  and bring you Alene’s hard pass. Content warning for discussion of various unpleasant topics, primarily suicide. Apologies for the poor sound quality, we didn’t feel like we would make it through this one again if we tried to re-record it.

Links
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Romeo and Juliet
Heathers
The Big Chill
Dear Evan Hansen
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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Dead Poets Society
Harold and Maude
Death With Dignity (right to die)
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
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Lost and Delirious
The Children’s Hour (play)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Morvern Callar by Alan Warner (film)
In Bruges
13 Reasons Why (book)
U.S. News & World Report: Why Suicide Keeps Rising for Middle-Aged Men
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Fun Home (book)
Reuben, Reuben
A Single Man
Tumblr: Is There Suicide In It?
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Wikipedia: List of suicides in fiction
Wikipedia: List of suicides
Slate: Alone in the Dark: Why we need more children’s books about suicide and severe depression.
The Pact by Jodi Picoult
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Better Off Dead
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Captain America: The First Avenger
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Wonder Woman
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Musical Obsessions
Alene: “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler
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Anna: “Pynk” by Janelle Monae

Obsessions
Alene: Minerva by Marion Chesney
Anna: Fence comic by C. S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad

Episode 30: Epistolary Novels with Ally Watkins

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Dear Listeners,

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a librarian in want of a new book will pounce upon any that promise to be epistolary in nature. Join us for a discussion of epistolary novels with #jointhegirlgang‘s Ally. We promise a very charming discussion!

Yours in admiration,

BF

Links
Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Caroline Stevermer and Patricia Wrede
Carrie by Stephen King
Chat/Connect/Crash by Nan McCarthy (NOT Lauren Myracle who wrote ttyl etc!)
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
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Freedom & Necessity by Stephen Brust and Emma Bull
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters by Allan Ahlbert
Griffin & Sabine/Sabine’s Notebook/The Golden Mean  by Nick Bantock
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
@brainpicker/@brainpickings
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (movie)
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom
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Pamela
or Virtue Rewarded
by Samuel Richardson
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger
LibraryReads
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
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You’ve Got Mail
/The Shop Around the Corner/In the Good Old Summertime

Musical Obsessions
Ally: Stonewallin’ by Jane Decker (Spotify Discover)
Anna: Formation by Beyonce (lyrics)
Alene: Perfect by One Direction

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Obsessions

Ally: Phryne Fisher audiobooks read by Kathleen Wilhoite
Anna: Murder on the Orient Express
Alene: warm socks

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Amy, the other half of #jointhegirlgang, was on Episode 22!