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Listen Up! February 2022 on Poured Over

January was a pretty great month for Poured Over listeners but wait until you hear what we’ve recorded for February 2022: You may know Dana Schwartz as the host of the acclaimed podcast Noble Blood, but check out her gothic-y new novel, Anatomy: A Love Story, our February BN YA Book Club pick. Be prepared to laugh and laugh and laugh with our February BN Book Club pick The Family Chao, Lan Samantha Chang’s Asian American, Wisconsin-set nod to The Brothers Karamazov and Chang-rae Lee’s My Year Abroad, his wildly entertaining satire of modern life (Pro tip: there’s a pop-up restaurant, so read this paperback with snacks at hand…) Chuck Klosterman takes us through The Nineties in his latest, giving props to some great music and movies on the way—and calling us out on some of the not-so-great-parts of the weird decade, too. After nearly four years in hardcover, Tara Westover‘s indelible memoir, Educated, lands in paperback, and she joins us on the show to talk about more than you might expect. Also new in paperback this month: The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee, the sharp and timely book all of us (George Saunders and Elizabeth Gilbert are fans too) need to really start addressing racism and economic inequality for everyone in America. Sarah J. Maas blew our minds with House of Earth and Blood, the first volume of her epic (and spicy) Crescent City series—she’s back with Volume 2, House of Sky and Breath, and a very fun conversation. Bestselling author Erik Larson brings us to the shores of England during one of the country’s worst moments and shows us what true leadership looks like in The Splendid and the Vile (new in paperback). Winner of the Man-Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James delivered an incredible, unforgettable storytelling experience with Black Leopard, Red Wolf—and he’s back with an equally fantastical follow-up, Moon Witch, Spider King. Debbie Millman is the elegant, eloquent host of the lauded, long-running podcast Design Matters, and her new book, Why Design Matters, is a gorgeous treat; Debbie joins us on the show to talk about the art of interviewing and more. Julie Otsuka, the acclaimed author of When the Emperor Was Divine, joins us to talk about her sublime (and slightly unexpected) latest, The Swimmers. And we’re closing out the month with Gal Beckerman of The Atlantic and his provocative new book, The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas.

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