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November 28, 2016

Shorties (Marina Abramovic's Favorite Books, An Interview with Gillian Welch, and more)

Marina Abramovic discussed her favorite books at The Week.

Salon interviewed singer-songwriter Gillian Welch.

12 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 255), including the Guardian's best books, the Telegraph's top books, and the San Francisco Chronicle's favorite cookbooks.

Book Riot recommended books about climate change.

Literary Hub recommended December's best new small press books.

Baeble Music recommended new holiday songs.

Jason Diamond and Kevin Smokler discussed their new books at Salon.

Stream a recent performance by Shovels & Rope.

Michael Chabon talked to the Los Angeles Review of Books, PBS NewsHour and the Los Angeles Times about his new novel Moonglow.

Stream a new Louise Burns song.

The Guardian interviewed author Nadja Spiegelman.

Aquarium Drunkard shared A Woody Guthrie Companion mixtape.

FourFourTwo wrapped up its list of the best soccer books of all time.

The Japan Times recommended books about Japan's music scene.

BOMB interviewed author Michelle Tea.

Flavorwire listed memorable MTV Unplugged performances.

0s&1s interviewed author Garth Greenwell.

Paste recommended gifts for music lovers.

Electric Literature interviewed author Tobias Carroll.

Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley discussed the band's debut album Foxbase Alpha with the Guardian.

Full Stop interviewed author Bruce Bauman.

Musicians discussed political involvement with Pitchfork.

The Otherppl podcast interviewed author Sonya Chung.

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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