New Reads (Mar 3, 2015)

Kim Gordon’s Girl In A Band
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Kim Gordon recounts her time recording/performing with Sonic Youth, one of the most influential and succesful indie-rock bands to emerge from the post-punk New York scene. For their 30 year span, Gordon, as vocalist, bassist and founding member of Sonic Youth was and continues to be the epitome of cool, a dynamic artist and vital voice for the feminist movement, eventually inpsiring the Riot Grrrl movement of the late 80’s/early 90’s. She’s been known as “The Godmother of Grunge.”
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Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant

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Sometimes savage, sometimes mysterious, always intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade tells a luminous story about the act of forgetting and the power of memory, a resonant tale of love, vengeance, and war. From the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day
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Rachel Joyce’s The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

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From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry comes an exquisite love story about Queenie Hennessy, the remarkable friend who inspired Harold’s cross-country journey.
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GhettoSide: A True Story of Murder In America

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A masterful work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America. Ghettoside is a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy, and a surprising new lens into the great subject of why murder happens in our cities–and how the epidemic of killings might yet be stopped.
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A Kim Jong Il Production: THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF A KIDNAPPED FILMMAKER, HIS STAR ACTRESS, AND A YOUNG DICTATOR’S RISE TO POWER

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Before becoming the world’s most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea’s Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Conceiving every movie made, he acted as producer and screenwriter. Despite this control, he was underwhelmed by the available talent and took drastic steps, ordering the kidnapping of Choi Eun-Hee (Madam Choi)—South Korea’s most famous actress—and her ex-husband Shin Sang-Ok, the country’s most famous filmmaker.
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