New Books

New Books—August 2021

New Books in August include new novels by Francine Prose and Ha Jon, an examination of the interdependence between McDonald’s and Black America, and a celebration of the glorious Hummingbird.

New Books in August include new novels by Francine Prose and Ha Jon, an examination of ... more

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Curated byMatthew Horovitz, Hark Contributor
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The Glitter in the Green by Jon Dunn

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A lyrical paean to America’s Hummingbirds by the British author Jon Dunn. From the American Birding Podcast.
The Glitter in the Green by Jon Dunn

American Birding Podcast

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Nice Racism by Robin DiAngelo

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The author of White Fragility is back with her follow-up, Nice Racism, an excoriation of white progressives. From the podcast Cape Up.
Nice Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Capehart

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The Vixen by Francine Prose

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Francine Prose describes her latest novel’s protagonist, the executed American spy from the 1950’s Ethel Rosenberg. From the podcast Start Making Sense.
The Vixen by Francine Prose

Start Making Sense

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Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science by John Tresch

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The famous author Edgar Allan Poe was a science obsessive, who may have contributed greatly to American scientific invention. From the podcast Science Friday.
Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science by John Tresch

The latest segments from Science Friday

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Can’t Knock The Hustle by Matt Sullivan

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A reporter’s journal of embedding last season with the NBA’s newest, and wackiest, super team, the Brooklyn Nets. From The Dan Le Batard Show.
Can’t Knock The Hustle by Matt Sullivan

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

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The Paper Palace by Miranda Crowley Heller

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A happily married mother of three children has 24 hours to decide whether to ditch her family for her college lover. From the podcast Moms Don’t Have Time To Read Books.
The Paper Palace by Miranda Crowley Heller

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

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A Song Everlasting by Ha Jin

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The National Book Award-winning author of Waiting is back with a novel chronicling a Chinese singer’s travails in stepping outside that government’s approval. From the podcast All The Books!
A Song Everlasting by Ha Jin

All the Books!

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An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang

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True New York Times reporters’ deep dive into the machinations inside Facebook. From the podcast Intelligence Squared.
An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang

Intelligence Squared 2

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Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America by Marcia Chatelain

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An examination into the cultural legacy and economic interdependence of McDonald’s and Black America. From the podcast Bloomberg Businessweek
Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America by Marcia Chatelain

Bloomberg Businessweek

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Curated byMatthew Horovitz
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