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New Books July 2021

New books in July include fascinating biographies of New York and LA, two zany contemporary novels about startup culture and social media addiction, and a surprising study of Napoleon’s life-long connection to gardens and gardening.

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The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam

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The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam is a fresh contemporary novel about start-up tech culture and the dynamics it engenders in marriages. From the podcast Arts & Ideas.
The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam

Arts & Ideas

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Songbooks by Eric Weisbard

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Songbooks by Eric Weisbard is the music historian’s sweeping overview of American books about music from 1770 to today. From the podcast Fluxpod.
Songbooks by Eric Weisbard

Fluxpod

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Napoleon’s Life in Gardens and Shadows by Ruth Scurr

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Author Ruth Scurr explores the surprising connections throughout his life that Napoleon had with gardens and gardening. From the podcast Book Club.
Napoleon’s Life in Gardens and Shadows by Ruth Scurr

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Everything Now: the City-State of Los Angeles by Rosecrans Baldwin

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Author Rosecrans Baldwin’s new book “Everything Now: The City-State of Los Angeles” explores how LA is so chaotic and massive that it isn’t just another “big city.” From the podcast Bookin’.
Everything Now: the City-State of Los Angeles by Rosecrans Baldwin

Bookin'

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A Touch of Jen by Beth Morgan

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Author Emma Brodie talks about her favorite read for this summer - A Touch of Jen by Beth Morgan, a zany new novel about one couple’s disastrous fascination with a younger woman’s social media accounts. From the podcast Thoughts From The Page Podcast
A Touch of Jen by Beth Morgan

Thoughts from a Page Podcast

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The Great Mistake by Jonathan Lee

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Jonathan Lee’s new novel The Great Mistake is a fictional biography of Andrew Hazwell Green, a little known figure responsible for New York’s Central Park and Grand Central Station. From the podcast Books and Authors.
The Great Mistake by Jonathan Lee

Books and Authors

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