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December 1, 2015

Shorties (The YA Novels of Madeleine L' Engle Ranked, Seattle's Feminist Punk Scene Profiled, and more)

Flavorwire ranked the YA books of Madeleine L' Engle.

Noisey profiled Seattle's feminist punk scene.

22 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 423), including the New Statesman's books of the year, Kirkus Reviews' best middle-grade book lists, and Punk Domestics' best DIY books.

See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2015 year-end music lists.

The Quietus interviewed members of the band Lush.

The New Republic interviewed author Matthew Gavin Frank.

WORD Bookstores listed every author and book mentioned in Patti Smith's memoir M Train.

The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Jennifer Miller's novel The Heart You Carry Home.

The BBC has posted its list of musical artists to watch in 2016.

Fresh Air interviewed Mary Beard about her new book SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.

Life After Death Star, a Biggie Smalls/Star wars mashup mixtape.

The Awl interviewed author Teju Cole.

eBooks on sale today:

American Meteor by Norman Lock
Being Dead by Jim Crace
The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno
The Brink by Austin Bunn
The Changeling by Kenzaburo Oe
The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida
Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe
Fates Worse Than Death by Kurt Vonnegut
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
Man V. Nature by Diane Cook
Paulina & Fran by Rachel B. Glaser
The Prize by Jill Bialosky
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson
The Summer He Didn't Die by Jim Harrison
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
White Horses by Alice Hoffman
Wild Decembers by Edna O'Brien

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists
Essential and Interesting 2015 Year-End Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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