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December 2, 2016

Shorties (December's Best New Books, A New Holiday Song from Low, and more)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Vulture, and Signature previewed December's best new books.

Stream a new Low holiday song.

39 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 376), including The New York Times' best books, the Minneapolis Star/Tribune's best books, and Chicago Tribune's best cookbooks.

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

Stream a solo song from Peter Silberman of the Antlers.

Bustle previewed December's best new fiction and nonfiction books.

Stream a new song by Sia.

Stream a new version of Tracy Bonham's song "Brain Crack" that features Kathryn Calder.

The Times Literary Supplement recommended sixty works of fiction by women.

Decorate your Christmas tree with new wave ornaments.

The Rumpus interviewed author Vi Khi Nao.

Mexrissey, the Mexican Morrissey cover band, visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Literary Hub recommended great movies based on unusual literary material.

Stream a new Cayetana song.

Actress Anna Kendrick talked books and reading with the New York Times.

The Drive-By Truckers visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Flavorwire interviewed author Claire Beams.

The Guardian listed the best music books of 2016.

Broad City's Abbi Jacobson talked books and reading with Bustle.

LA Music Blog recommended holiday songs.

The finalist for the NBCC's 2016 John Leonard Prize (for first book in any genre) have been announced:

The Mothers, by Brit Bennett
The Girls, by Emma Cline
Here Comes the Sun, by Nicole Dennis-Benn
Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
The Nix, by Nathan Hill
Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, by Max Porter

Stream Melvins' cover of "Carol of the Bells."

Author Jonathan Lethem talked breakfast with Extra Crispy.

Stream a new Strand of Oaks song.

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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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