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What should I read next?The Weekly Reader answers this question by featuring the crème de la crème of recent releases in four action-packed, opinionated, book-loving minutes. It's like having a new best friend with very good taste to guide you in your literary adventures.

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On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review two new memoirs distilled from fragments and legends of past generations: Rebecca Donner "All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days" and Maud Newton's "Ancestor Trouble." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Generations past: "All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days" by Rebecca Donner and "Ancestor ...

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The world of book publishing is a mysterious place – who decided what gets published, and when? I'm Lisa Morgan and today on The Weekly Reader, we review two new page-turners that take us behind the scenes of the literary industry: "The Plot" by Jean Hanff Korelitz and "Book Lovers" by Emily Henry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Publishing world page-turners from Jean Hanff Korelitz and Emily Henry

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People who "get" people: new novels from Michelle Huneven and Anne Tyler

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People who "get" people: new novels from Michelle Huneven and Anne Tyler

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On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we reviews two new comic novels full of crazy characters and hilarious situations: "Let's Not Do That Again" by Grant Ginder, and "Lessons in Chemistry" by Bonnie Garmus. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

New books from some favorite authors: Douglas Stuart's "Young Mungo" and Jennifer Egan's "...

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, new novels from two of our favorite authors. Our book critic Marion Winik reviews Douglas Stuart's "Young Mungo," his follow-up to his 2020 Booker Prize winning novel "Shuggie Bain," and Jennifer Egan's latest, "The Candy House." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

New books from some favorite authors: Douglas Stuart's "Young Mungo" and Jennifer Egan's "...

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On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review a pair of memoirs about two very interesting couples: "Easy Street" by Maggie Rowe and "Gay Bar" by Jeremy Atherton Lin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Interesting couples: "Easy Street" by Maggie Rowe and "Gay Bar" by Jeremy Atherton Lin.

The Inheritance: Charmaine Wilkerson's "Black Cake" and Brenda Janowitz's The Liz Taylor Ring

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review two new novels about the complications that often come along with an inheritance: Charmaine Wilkerson's "Black Cake" and Brenda Janowitz's " The Liz Taylor Ring." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Inheritance: Charmaine Wilkerson's "Black Cake" and Brenda Janowitz's The Liz Taylor Ring

Memoirs from around the world

Springtime brings awards season to The Weekly Reader, and this week we are featuring two finalists for the National Book Critics Award in the Autobiography category. Marion Winik reviews "A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes" by Rodrigo Garcia, and "A Ghost in the Throat" by Doireann Ni Ghriofa. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

British Love Problems

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review two debut novels about the ups and downs of love and romance in cosmopolitain London. While the two books share common themes, the protagonists' lives could hardly be more different. The books are "Yinka, Where is Your Huzband," by Lizzie Damiola Blackburn, and "A Very Nice Girl" by Imogen Crimp. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.