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November 3, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Ann Patchett, Suzanne Vega on Her Carson McCullers Album, and more)

Bookworm interviewed author Ann Patchett.

Suzanne Vega discussed her new album, Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers, with Salon.

This week I started my annual aggregation of online "best books of 2016" Lists at Largehearted Boy.

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy
And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer
Black Sun by Edward Abbey
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
Collected Stories by Frank O'Connor
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s by Peter Doggett
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
The Sisters Brothers by Patric deWitt
Speak by Louisa Hall
The Trouble with Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster
Dirty Blvd.: The Life and Music of Lou Reed by Aidan Levy
Gone With the Mind by Mark Leyner
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Hidden Letters of Velta B. by Gina Ochsner
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
We Are Water by Wally lamb

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
The Color Purple Collection: The Color Purple, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker

Electric Literature interviewed author Vi Khi Nao.

Words Without Borders interviewed author Mauro Javier Cardenas.

Stream a new Foxygen song.

Signature listed fall's best new history books.

Stream a new song by Tommy Stinson's band Bash & Pop.

Roxane Gay discussed her new Marvel comic with Entertainment Weekly.

Bob Weir and Josh Ritter discussed writing the album Blue Mountain with Relix.

BOMB interviewed author Michelle Tea.

Stream a new Japandroids song.

Signature recommended the best books about Marie Antoinette.

PopMatters interviewed Wire's Colin Newman.

Literary Hub interviewed author D. Foy.

The Village Voice profile Helado Negro's Roberto Carlos Lange.

jmww interviewed author Amelia Gray.

All Things Considered examined Japan's vibrant bluegrass scene.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Wendy C. Ortiz's new novel Bruja.

Stream a Steely Dan/Danzig mashup.

TC Boyle discussed his new novel The Terranauts with the Guardian.

Paste recommended Nordic noir music acts.

Book Riot previewed November's best graphic novels.

Local Natives covered David Bowie's "Teenage Wildlife."

Harper's Bazaar looked back on New York City's literary brat pack of the 1980s.

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

List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
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)
weekly music release lists

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