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June 8, 2017

Shorties (Maggie Nelson on Darcey Steinke's Novel Suicide Blonde, Stream the New Beth Ditto Album, and more)

Maggie Nelson reconsidered Darcey Steinke's novel Suicide Blonde (first published 25 years ago) at the Paris Review.


NPR Music is streaming Beth Ditto's new album Fake Sugar.


NPR Music is streaming Royal Trux's new album Platinum Tips + Ice Cream.


Kirkus Reviews profiled Catherine Lacey.


Stream a new Japanese Breakfast song.


BookPage recommended historical fiction for summer reading.


NPR Music is streaming Palehound's new album A Place I'll Always Go.


Ben Arthur shared a song inspired by Patricia Lockwood's memoir Priestdaddy at Poets & Writers.


Stream a new Peaking Lights song.


Eugene Lim talked to the Chicago Review of Books about his novel Dear Cyborgs.


NPR Music is streaming Steve Earle's new album So You Wannabe An Outlaw.


Book Riot recommended books about Chicago's South Side.


Stream a new Mogwai song.


Hazlitt interviewed author Pasha Malla.


NPR Music is streaming Fleet Foxes' new album Crack-Up.


Literary Hub recommended books to read during pride month.


The Creative Independent interviewed singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens.


Bookworm interviewed author Colm Toibin.


Stream a new Arcade Fire song.


Salon interviewed authors Christopher Bollen, Gabe Habash, Jennifer Kitses, Catherine Lacey and Pamela Paul.


The Globe and Mail interviewed singer-songwriter Steve Earle.


The Rumpus interviewed author Gary Lutz.


Stream a new Bonobo song.


The National recommended books for summer reading.


The Omaha World-Herald listed the best albums of 2017 so far.


Naomi Alderman has been awarded the 2017 Baileys Prize for her novel The Power.


Stream a new Oh Sees song.


The Brooklyn Rail interviewed Joseph Scapellato about his short story collection Big Lonesome.


All Songs Considered interviewed singer-songwriter Torres.


amNewYork profiled author Julia Fierro.


Stream a new PJ Harvey and Ramy Essam song.


Slate interviewed Arundhati Roy about her new novel.


Rolling Stone interviewed Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh.


eBooks on sale for $0.99 today:

A Father's Law by Richard Wright
The Interrogative Mood by Padgett Powell

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Across the Bridge by Mavis Gallant
Blind Ambition by John W. Dean
Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay
The Drowning Season by Alice Hoffman
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Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy
The Hippest Trip in America by Nelson George
History by Elsa Morante
Insurrections of the Mind by Franklin Foer
The Humans by Matt Haig
Living Like a Runaway by Lita Ford
The Los Angeles Diaries by James Brown
The Memory Place by Mira Bartok
Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto
My Cross To Bear by Gregg Allman
Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Pavilion of Women by Pearl Buck
Post Office by Charles Bukowski
She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel
A Widow's Story by Joyce Carole Oates

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful: Three James Herriot Classics
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Back to Blood by Thomas Wolfe
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Frog Music by Emma Donohue
The Group, The Company She Keeps, and Birds of America: Three Novels in One Collection by Mary McCarthy
Jackie Under My Skin by Wane Koestenbaum
Land's End by Michael Cunningham

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

And the Band Played on by Randy Shilts
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Dry by Augusten Burroughs
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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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