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August 28, 2017

Shorties (Salon's Best Books of 2017 So Far, Jason Isbell's Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

Salon listed the best books of 2017 so far.


Jason Isbell played a Tiny Desk Concert.


LIT interviewed author Victor LaValle.


David Rawlings visited The Current for an interview and live performance.


ROAR shared an excerpt from Jessie Chaffee’s debut novel Florence in Ecstasy.


Ivanka Del Rey: Amber Coffman as Ivanka Trump as Lana Del Rey.


Electric Literature interviewed author Megan Stielstra.


Drowned in Sound interviewed Zola Jesus.


Literary Hub has posted an excerpt from Jeff VanderMeer’s novella The Strange Bird.


Stream a new Tori Amos song.


Rogue interviewed author Mark Z. Danielewski.


Members of Grizzly Bear broke down their new album Painted Ruins at The Record.


Gabriel Tallent talked to the New York Times and Weekend Edition about his debut novel My Absolute Darling.


Stream a new Mogwai song.


Orham Pamuk discussed the experience of teaching his own novels in an op-ed at the Los Angeles Times.


Claire Messud discussed her new novel The Burning Girl with Weekend Edition.


Stream a new Boyhood song.


Kamila Shamsie recommended novels inspired by literary classics at The Week.


Weekend Edition interviewed pianist Vijay Iyer.


The Rumpus interviewed author Jonathan Reiss.


Singer-songwriter Dan Wilson visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.


The Observer profiled author Rebecca Solnit.


eBooks on sale for $0.99 today:

Benazir Bhutto: Favored Daughter by Brooke Allen
J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller
The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentice
Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open by Phoebe Hoban
Men, Women & Children by Chad Kultgen

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch
A Small Revolution by Jimin Han
This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Inferno by Eileen Myles
The Sunlit Room by Rebecca Dinerstein
Visible City by Tova Mirvis


eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips
Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
Lightning People by Christopher Bollen
The River Why by David James Duncan
The Theoretical Foot by M. F. K. Fisher


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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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