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November 29, 2016

Shorties (Fidel Castro's Connections to Literary Greats, Margo Price's Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

Literary Hub examined Fidel Castro's connections to literary greats.

Margo Price played a Tiny Desk Concert.

41 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 296), including Time's novels of the year, the Telegraph's best novels, and the Irish Examiner's best music books.

Stream a new Raveonettes song.

Tin House interviewed poet Ada Limon.

Stream a new Paperhead song.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Melissa Yancy's short story collection Dog Years.

Stream Major Lazer's new holiday song.

Michael Chabon talked to WBUR about his new novel Moonglow.

Kim Thayil talked to Rolling Stone about Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger album (released 25 years ago).

The Guardian interviewed author Ben Lerner.

Stream a track from Woods' Live at Third Man Records album.

Author Amos Oz discussed books and reading with the New York Times.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Pere Ubu's David Thomas.

Carrie Fisher talked to Fresh Air about her new book The Princess Diarist.

Rolling Stone listed the best albums of 2016.

Electric Literature interviewed author Henrietta Rose-Innes.

Harper's Bazaar listed December's best new albums.

Entertainment Weekly recommended books to read after binge-watching Gilmore Girls.

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

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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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