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June 18, 2019

Shorties (2019's Underrated Books, Julien Baker Covered Frightened Rabbit, and more)

Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

The A.V. Club recommended underrated books from 2019's first half.

Julien Baker covered Frightened Rabbit's "The Modern Leper."

June's best eBook deals.

The Current shared video of a recent Jason Isbell performance.

Paste listed the best audiobooks of the year so far.

Stream two new songs by Steve Gunn.

The Oxford American shared a new essay by Mary Miller.

Stream a new Devendra Banhart song.

The Independent recommended books for summer reading.

Stream a new song by Luke Temple.

Stylist recommended LGBTQ+ books to read during Pride month and beyond.

Stream a new song by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma.

The Guardian interviewed author Taffy Brodesser-Akner .

Stream a new Purling Hiss song.

Aspen Public Radio interviewed author Tayari Jones.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared an excerpt from John Domini's new novel, The Color Inside a Melon.

Fiction Writers Review interviewed Domini.

Mona Awad discussed her new novel, Bunny, with Bookforum and Literary Hub.

Awad also shared a recipe for breakfast cookies at the New York Times.

Poet Dorothea Laskey shared an essay on creativity at The Creative Independent.

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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

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