Shorties (James McBride Interviewed, New Music by urika’s bedroom, and more)

Daily book & music news & links

James McBride discussed his new novel, The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, with Slate.

Stream a new song by urika’s bedroom.

eBook free today:

The Night Trembles: A Sampler of New Writing by Women in Translation

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan
The Illustrated Odyssey by Homer
Impersonation by Heidi Pitlor
No Name in the Street by James Baldwin

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

The Last Holiday by Gil Scott-Heron
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
A Literate Passion: Letters of Anaïs Nin & Henry Miller: 1932–1953

eBook on sale for $4.99 today:

My Name Is Yip by Paddy Crewe

All today’s eBook deals

All August’s eBook deals

This week’s Largehearted Boy newsletter shared a back-to-school playlist as well as the usual links, likes, and weekly recap.

Courtney Barnett covered Chastity Belt’s “Different Now.”

The New Statesman recommended summer reading.

Lucinda Williams discussed her new album with Louisville Public Media.

The New York Times profiled author Mona Susan Power.

Lydia Kiesling wrote about her new novel, Mobility, at Bustle.

Ann Patchett talked to Shondaland about her new novel.

When I finished this book, a friend of mine read it and said, “What I love about this book is you assume the reader is smart.” And I do!

Stream a new song by MJ Lenderman.

Big Think recommended great books written in wildly experimental styles.

Last Donut of the Night interviewed Pelican’s Trevor DeBrauw.

Jimin Han talked to Weekend Edition about her novel The Apology.

Stream a new song by Slaughter Beach, Dog.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn previewed August’s best books.

Karan Mahajan talked to the New Yorker about his story in this week’s issue.

Stream a new song by the Natvral.

First Draft interviewed author Luis Alberto Urrea.

Hollow Hand + Aoife Nessa Frances shared two cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

Chavisa Woods wrote about the Barbie movie’s faux-feminism at Full Stop.

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