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December 8, 2016

Shorties (2016's Overlooked Books, Laura Stevenson's Replacements Cover, and more)

Signature listed the year's overlooked books.

Stream Laura Stevenson's cover of the Replacements' "Alex Chilton."

36 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 537), including Book Riot's best books, the New York Times' best baking cookbooks, Southern Living's best southern cookbooks, and Newsweek's favorite books.

See also:

Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting "best of 2016" music lists

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Beer Money by Frances Stroh
Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
Memoirs by Tennessee Williams
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
Seiobo There Below by László Krasznahorkai
The Sky Over Lima by Juan Gómez Bárcena
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
Sweet Caress by William Boyd
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
Vertigo by W.G. Sebald
Welcome to the Monkeyhouse by Kurt Vonnegut

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Beasts and Children by Amy Parker
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs

Vice shared an excerpt from Kathleen Collins's short story collection Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?.

The Austin Chronicle profiled Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg.

Kia Corthron’s novel The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter has been awarded the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats shared his top albums of the year with BrooklynVegan.

Ha Jin discussed his new novel with the Dallas News.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Chris Leo of the band The Van Pelt.

Electric Literature recommended books about alien encounters.

Paste ranked Nick Drake songs.

Eleven PDX interviewed author Kait Heacock.

Stream video of a recent Lucinda Williams live performance.

Vice features a new short story by Roxane Gay.

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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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