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Marci Vogel's Playlist for Her Novella "Death and Other Holidays"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Awarded the 2017 Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize, Marci Vogel's novella Death and Other Holidays is a lyrical and thoughtful exploration of grief. NPR Books wrote of the book: "Dea...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Hollywood, California, George Harrison, Los Angeles, Reagan, David, Gang, Va, Marilyn Monroe, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Grinch, Joni Mitchell, Lapd


Brendan Lorber's Playlist for His Poetry Collection "If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Brendan Lorber's impressive poetry collection If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving repeatedly transforms the banal into the beautiful and thought-provoking. In his own wor...
Tags: Music, Minneapolis, China, San Francisco, Rome, Radiohead, David, Brooklyn, Williams, New Jersey, Rosetta, Broadway, Argentina, Cia, Scorsese, Osborne


David A. Taylor's Playlist for His Book "Cork Wars"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. David A. Taylor's Cork Warsis a surprisingly personal examination of the cork industry and espionage before World War II. Mark Athitakis wrote of the book: "Cork Wars doesn't just...
Tags: Europe, Music, Boston, David, Portugal, Army, Dropkick Murphys, Charles, Pacific, Baltimore, David Taylor, Lisbon, Miller, Frank, Tom, Atomic Books Comics Preview


Atomic Books Comics Preview - January 11, 2019

In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics, graphic novels, and books. Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. He also runs the Mutant Funnies Tumblr. Atomic Books has been named one of BuzzFeed's Great American Bookstores, as well as one of Flavorwire's 10 greatest comic and graphic novel stores in America. Fluke #16 edited by Matthew Thompson, art by James B. Hunt / NXOEED For anyone who knows a gifted flye...
Tags: Music, America, David, Philip K Dick, Baltimore, Dick, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Atomic Books Comics Preview Benn Ray, Benn Ray, Atomic Books, Mutant Funnies Tumblr Atomic Books, Flavorwire, Twitter Atomic Books on Facebook, Mitch Clem, Matthew Thompson, Antiheroines


Chris Power's Playlist for His Story Collection "Mothers"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Chris Power's brilliant short story collection Mothers is an auspicious debut. Kirkus Reviews wrote of the book: "Power's wide-ranging debut is confident, complex, bizarre, poigna...
Tags: Music, France, David, Atlantic, Paris, Guardian, ANN, Morrissey, Eva, Financial Times, Stockholm, New Statesman, Andy, Jg Ballard, Irish Times, Kirkus


Favorite Nonfiction of 2018

2018 was another great year for nonfiction, especially essay collections and memoirs. These are the nonfiction books I have most recommended to family, friends, and everyone who has crossed my path this year (my personal metric for "favorite"). Captive Audience by Lucas Mann Lucas Mann's brilliant Captive Audience is a thoughtful and insightful exploration of both his marriage and reality television. This book cements his status as one of our most talented writers of creative nonfiction...
Tags: Music, David, Sunshine State, Antiheroines, Chelsea Hodson, Khakpour, Vanishing Twins, Lucas Mann Lucas Mann, Marina Benjamin Marina Benjamin, Cutter Wood Cutter Wood, Porochista Khakpour Porochista Khakpour, Morgan Jerkins Morgan Jerkins, Leah Dieterich Leah Dieterich, Elisa Gabbert Elisa Gabbert


Favorite Short Story Collections of 2018

2018 was another great year for short fiction collections. These are the short fiction collections I have recommended most to blog readers, friends, and family throughout the year. What was your favorite short story collection of 2018? Belly Up by Rita Bullwinkel Rita Bullwinkel's short story collection Belly Up is a marvelous debut from a writer to watch. Best American Short Stories 2018 edited by Roxane Gay I have read and admired the Best American Short Stories for years, and t...
Tags: Music, Florida, David, Lucky Man, Roxane Gay, Antiheroines, Rita Bullwinkel Rita Bullwinkel, Jamel Brinkley Jamel Brinkley, Lauren Groff Lauren Groff, Alexia Arthurs Alexia Arthurs, Chaya Bhuvaneswar Chaya Bhuvaneswar


Oyinkan Braithwaite's Playlist for Her Novel "My Sister, the Serial Killer"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Oyinkan Braithwaite's My Sister, the Serial Killer may be the year's most propulsive book, a smart and engaging literary thriller. The New York Times wrote of the book: "It’s Lago...
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Rihanna, David, New York Times, Ariana Grande, Emeli Sandé, Dubai, Kendrick Lamar, Whitney Houston, Nina Simone, Lagos, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Minneapolis Star Tribune, OutKast, Ariana


Susan Bernhard's Playlist for Her Novel "Winter Loon"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Susan Bernhard's novel Winter Loon is an impressive debut. Booklist wrote of the book: "Wes’s struggles are convincing; the Midwestern setting is well realized…Bernhard’s coming-o...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Minnesota, Montana, Wes, David, Billy Bragg, Ruby, Joe Henry, Roy Orbison, Miranda Lambert, Jason Isbell, Linda Ronstadt, Simon, Valerie June, Moss


Gillian Cummings's Playlist for Her Poetry Collection "The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry, Gillian Cummings's The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter is an imaginative and impressive collection. Maggie Smith wrote of the book: "The Owl Wa...
Tags: Music, Dave, David, Maggie Smith, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Brian Eno, Denver, Martin Luther King Jr, Matthew, Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom, Nico, Buddha


Dan Callahan's Playlist for His Novel "That Was Something"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Dan Callahan's That Was Something is an enveloping and insightful novel. The Bay Area Reporter wrote of the book: "That Was Something captures that time of our youth when slightly...
Tags: Music, David, Manhattan, Museum of Modern Art, Heinz, Bobby, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Parker, Ben, Paris Review, Springfield, Scott Fitzgerald, Brahms, Ella, Dusty Springfield, Ravel


Lance Scott Walker's Playlist for His Book "Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History of Bayou City Hip-Hop"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Houston Rap Tapes is a fascinating portrayal of the Houston hip hop scene through interviews and photographs. In his own words, here is Lance Scott Walker's Book Notes music playl...
Tags: Music, Texas, France, Glen Campbell, David, Canada, Houston, Destiny, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Houston Chronicle, PAUL, Southside, Devin, Houston Texas, Galveston, DMD


Julietta Singh's Playlist for Her Book "No Archive Will Restore You"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Julietta Singh's No Archive Will Restore You is a brilliant and thought-provoking combination of memoir, poetry, and theory. In her own words, here is Julietta Singh's Book Notes ...
Tags: Music, David, Sia, Isa, John, Brian Eno, Bon Iver, Kehlani, Antony, Julien Baker, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Winnipeg, Brooklyn New York, Julien, Richmond Virginia, Silas


Cai Emmons' Playlist for Her Novel "Weather Woman"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Cai Emmons' novel Weather Woman is an enthralling eco-feminist fable. Foreword Reviews wrote of the book: "The novel may fit the definition of a work of magical realism, but its a...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Boston, Earth, David, Bob Dylan, New Jersey, Arctic, Greenland, Joni Mitchell, Sparks, Mother Earth, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Diane


Malachy Tallack's Playlist for His Novel "The Valley at the Centre of the World"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Malachy Tallack's debut The Valley at the Centre of the World is an authentic and evocative novel of Scottish island life. Kirkus wrote of the book: "In his delicately wrought deb...
Tags: Music, Scotland, World, David, Alice, The Valley, Billy, Shetland Islands, Bonnie Prince Billy, Van Morrison, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Valley, Orkney, Shetland, Louisville Kentucky


Laura Adamczyk's Playlist for Her Story Collection "Hardly Children"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Laura Adamczyk's story collection Hardly Children is a haunting and auspicious debut from a writer to watch. The New York Times wrote of the book: "The stories are achingly open t...
Tags: Music, Chicago, Neil Young, David, The New York Times, Prince, Joe Cocker, Frank Ocean, Electric Light Orchestra, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Chicago Tribune, Champaign, Angel Olsen, Frank Black


Elisa Gabbert's Playlist for Her Essay Collection "The Word Pretty"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Elisa Gabbert's The Word Pretty is one of the year's best essay collections. Sven Birkerts wrote of the book: "Gabbert is a critic and literary essayist for our post-everything ti...
Tags: Music, Usa, David, Mtv, Slash, Garth Brooks, Bon Jovi, Nickelodeon, Steven Adler, Don Henley, Old Dominion, Atomic Books Comics Preview, GNR, Axl, Shostakovich, Britney


Marina Benjamin's Playlist for Her Memoir "Insomnia"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Marina Benjamin's Insomniais more than a memoir, the book haunts with its journeys into what unsettles us in the night. The Los Angeles Times wrote of the book: "A svelte work of ...
Tags: Music, David, House, Fleetwood Mac, Los Angeles Times, Mozart, Harry Connick Jr, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benjamin, Freddy, Barry White, Freddy Mercury, NPR Books, Uri, Antiheroines


Kareem Tayyar's Playlist for His Novel "The Prince of Orange County"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Kareem Tayyar's The Prince of Orange County is an evocative coming-of-age novel steeped in the music and times of the 1980s. Ryane Nicole Granados wrote of the book: "Kareem Tayya...
Tags: Music, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Minneapolis, Orson Welles, America, San Francisco, David, Pennsylvania, United States, Ronald Reagan, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Vietnam, Republic, Boston Red Sox


Jenn Stroud Rossmann's Playlist for Her Novel "The Place You're Supposed to Laugh"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Jenn Stroud Rossmann's novel The Place You're Supposed to Laugh is an impressive and insightful literary debut. Kirkus wrote of the book: "A thoughtful, caring examination of race...
Tags: Music, Colorado, California, Jay Z, Stanford, America, Palo Alto, David, Brooklyn, Stevie Wonder, Gwen Stefani, Chad, Silicon Valley, Mary J Blige, Joni Mitchell, Jay


Jaclyn Gilbert's Playlist for Her Novel "Late Air"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Jaclyn Gilbert's novel Late Air is a mesmerizing debut about marriage and loss. Booklist wrote of the book: "Debuting author Gilbert’s heart-wrenching character study of the after...
Tags: Music, David, Yale, Paris, Manhattan, Ivy League, Nancy, Edith Piaf, Murray, Burlington, Morrison, Van Morrison, James Baldwin, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Gilbert


Maria Romasco Moore's Playlist for Her Novella "Ghostographs"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Maria Romasco Moore's impressive Ghostographs is difficult to categorize, but easy to praise. The striking novella-in-flash-fiction's connected short stories are paired with photogr...
Tags: Music, Sufjan Stevens, David, Citibank, Grimm, Joanna Newsom, Simon, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Tori Amos, Garfunkel, Palisades, Antiheroines, Kevin Brockmeier, Lauren Groff Bret Easton Ellis Celeste Ng, Maria Romasco Moore, Tori Amos Cause


Brielle Brilliant's Playlist for Her Novel "The Spud"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Brielle Brilliant's novel The Spud is both startling and haunting, an unforgettable debut. Scott McClanahan wrote of the book: "I can't think of another writer like Brielle Brilli...
Tags: Music, David, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Brielle, Antiheroines, Scott McClanahan, Lauren Groff Bret Easton Ellis Celeste Ng, Brielle Brilliant, Oval Hiccup, Hickup Will


Helen Klein Ross's Playlist for Her Novel "The Latecomers"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Helen Klein Ross's novel The Latecomers is an engrossing multi-generational saga of family and secrets. In her own words, here is Helen Klein Ross's Book Notes music playlist for ...
Tags: Elsa, Music, New York, Hollywood, Jay Z, France, New York City, America, David, Ireland, Alicia Keys, Charles Dickens, Victoria, Baby, Janis Joplin, Morgan Stanley


Jonathan Lethem's Playlist for His Novel "The Feral Detective"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Jonathan Lethem returns to detective fiction with the timely The Feral Detective. The Washington Post wrote of the book: "A highbrow mystery. . . . Fans of Motherless Brooklyn tak...
Tags: Music, Australia, Wikipedia, Spain, David, New Zealand, Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, Barnett, Los Angeles Times, Leonard Cohen, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Cohen, John Misty, Mimi


Maryse Meijer's Playlist for Her Novella "Northwood"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Maryse Meijer's novella Northwood is a beautiful and evocative literary fairy tale. Kirkus wrote of the book: "Meijer is an expert at worldbuilding, and the narrative she spins is...
Tags: Music, David, Yeats, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Gillian Welch, Harvey, William Butler Yeats, Johnsons, Meijer, Northwood, Xiu Xiu, Anne Carson, Kate Bernheimer, Antiheroines


Jeremy T. Wilson's Playlist for His Story Collection "Adult Teeth"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Jeremy T. Wilson's impressive short story collection, Adult Teeth, makes everyday life enthralling. Booklist wrote of the book: "Like Lorrie Moore and Bobbie Ann Mason's short fic...
Tags: Music, Mac, America, Georgia, Chicago, David, New York Times, Bill, Rolling Stone, Duran Duran, Michael Stipe, Wilson, Peter Buck, Thurston Moore, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Sara


Idra Novey's Playlist for Her Novel "Those Who Knew"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Idra Novey's brilliant novel Those Who Knew is timeless and haunting, and one of my favorite books of the year. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Propulsive . . . Novey’s stor...
Tags: Music, Aretha Franklin, David, Cia, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Napoleon, Valerie June, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Idra Novey, Antiheroines, Novey, Playa Giron, Etta Baker


Anita Felicelli's Playlist for Her Story Collection "Love Songs for a Lost Continent"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Anita Felicelli's Love Songs for a Lost Continent is one of the year's strongest story collections, exceptionally nuanced and powerful. Foreword Reviews wrote of the book: "Across...
Tags: Music, New York City, San Francisco, David, David Bowie, Erykah Badu, Jamaica, Las Vegas, Mars, Madagascar, Berkeley, Lou Reed, Cornell, Liz Phair, Pittsburgh, Jaipur


Alicia Jo Rabins' Playlist for Her Poetry Collection "Fruit Geode"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Alicia Jo Rabins' Fruit Geode is a fierce and intimate poetry collection. In her own words, here is Alicia Jo Rabins' Book Notes music playlist for her poetry collection Fruit Geo...
Tags: Music, New York, Oregon, New York City, David, West Coast, Brian Eno, Leonard Cohen, Eno, Nick Drake, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Garth Stevenson, Verrazano Bridge, Antiheroines, Laura Gibson, Lauren Groff Bret Easton Ellis Celeste Ng