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May 4, 2017

Shorties (May's Best Books for Book Clubs, A Pogues Musical, and more)

Elle recommended May's best new books for book clubs.


David Simon is writing a musical about the Pogues.


eBooks on sale for $1.50 today:

My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Life at the Dakota: New York's Most Unusual Address by Stephen Birmingham
Orient by Christopher Bollen
The Private Life of Mrs Sharma by Ratika Kapur
Robert Plant: A Life by Paul Rees
The Son by Philipp Meyer
The Universal Baseball Association Inc. by Robert Coover
The Virginity of Famous Men by Christine Sneed
Wicked by Gregory Maguire

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro
Erasure by Percival Everett
The Gueniveres by Sarah Domet
Notes from No Man's Land by Eula Biss


NPR Music is streaming PWR BTTM's new album Pageant.


The Collagist features new short fiction by Anne-Marie Kinney.


Stream a new Small Circle track.


Hannah Lillith Assadi discussed her debut novel Sonora with the Brooklyn Rail.


Stream a new Spectre Folk song.


Mineral School interviewed poet Jane Wong.


The Quietus interviewed Warren Ellis of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.


The Literary Hub podcast interviewed author Dani Shapiro.


Stream songs from the new Bob Dylan musical Girl From The North Country.


Jarrett Kobek discussed his new book Soft & Cuddly with The Millions.


Thurston Moore talked about his new album Rock N Roll Consciousness with Rolling Stone.


Signature recommended writers to follow on social media.


Stream a new Thunder Dreamer song.


Idra Novey has been awarded the Sami Rohr prize for Jewish literature for her novel Ways to Disappear.


Jay Farrar talked to the Bend Bulletin about the new Son Volt album.


Bookworm interviewed poet Ron Padgett.


LEO Weekly profiled singer-songwriter Joan Shelley.


Bustle recommended books for your daily commute.


The Chattanooga Times Free Press profiled Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.


Vulture recommended the week's best new songs.


Tucson Weekly recommended books to read this summer.


The members of Sylvan Esso discussed the band's new album What Now with Paste.


Paste listed the best Pulitzer Prize-winning novels and short story collections.


Feist discussed her new album Pleasure with The A.V. Club.


Hala Alyan talked to Morning Edition about her debut novel Salt Houses.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from the book.


Stream a new At the Drive In song.


Guernica shared an excerpt fro Julie Buntin's debut novel Marlena.


Stream Barack Obama's Chicago playlist.


Authors recommended essential African novels at Publishers Weekly.


Paste profiled the band Charly Bliss.


Playboy interviewed Patricia Lockwood about her memoir Priestdaddy.


Vulture examined the state of the concert ticket industry.



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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

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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