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November 10, 2016

Shorties (Books To Help Understand the Trump Victory, Reconsidering Gillian Welch's Revival Album 20 Years After Its Release, and more)

The New York Times recommended books to help understand Donald Trump's U.S. presidential victory.


Rolling Stone reconsidered Gillian Welch's Revival album twenty years after its release.


Last 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


Stream a new Heat song.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Helen Sedgwick's novel The Comet Seekers.


Courtney Barnett covered "Drunk on Election Night."


Work in Progress featured a conversation between authors Kelly Luce and Karan Mahajan.


Stream a new Black Lips song.


Tin House shared an except from Francesca Kay's novel The Long Room.


NPR Music is streaming D∆WN's Redemption album.


The Otherppl podcast interviewed author Michelle Tea.


Stream Foxing's Dido cover.


Literary Hub interviewed poet and editor Matthew Zapruder.


NPR Music is streaming Thee Oh Sees' new album An Odd Entrances.


Bookworm interviewed author Tessa Hadley.


Stream a new song by dälek.


Ebook on sale for $1.99 today: Barbara Kingsolver's novel Flight Behavior.


The FFM (Far From Moscow) music festival shared a 16-track compilation to stream and/or download.


The Los Angeles Times gathered authors' responses to Trump's win.


Paste profiled the band Tall Heights.



also at Largehearted Boy:

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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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