New Books

September 2021

New books in September include novels by Sally Rooney and Colson Whitehead, biographies of Billie Jean King and Bugsy Siegel, and fascinating scientific explorations of the forest canopies above us and the bottom of the ocean down below.

New books in September include novels by Sally Rooney and Colson Whitehead, biographies... more

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Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

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The co-hosts of the Pop Fiction Women podcast have a spoiler-free discussion of this year’s most anticipated work of fiction, Irish writer Sally Rooney’s third novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You.
Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Pop Fiction Women

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Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

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Two-time National Book Award winner Colson Whitehead is back with Harlem Shuffle, a 1960’s period piece about robbery and pawnbrokers. From The Front Porch podcast.
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

From the Front Porch

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The Arbornaut by Meg Lowman

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Forest canopy ecology expert Meg Lowman discusses her new book, The Arbornaut, about “the eighth continent in the trees above us.” From The Economist podcast Babbage.
The Arbornaut by Meg Lowman

Babbage from The Economist

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Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch by Rivka Galchen

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Rivka Galchen, author of the novel Everyone Knows Your Mother Is A Witch, explains how essential forward motion is to her writing process. From the podcast Thresholds.
Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch by Rivka Galchen

Thresholds

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Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream by Michael Shnayerson

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Infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel is examined in the context of early 20th century American Jewish immigrants in this new biography by Michael Shnayerson. From the podcast Jewish Lives.
Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream by Michael Shnayerson

The Jewish Lives Podcast

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All In by Billie Jean King

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Tennis legend Billie Jean King discusses her new mammoth autobiography All In with Marc Maron from the WTF podcast.
All In by Billie Jean King

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

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Poet Warrior by Joy Harjo

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Joy Harjo is America’s Poet Laureate who has just published a memoir called Poet Warrior. In this interview with City Arts & Lectures podcast, Harjo discusses her origins as a poet.
Poet Warrior by Joy Harjo

City Arts & Lectures

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The Brilliant Abyss by Helen Scales

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Marine biologist Helen Scales discusses her new book about the bottom of the ocean, The Brilliant Abyss, and her love affair with deep-sea diving. From the podcast The Life Scientific.
The Brilliant Abyss by Helen Scales

The Life Scientific

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