Live from Soho by Sara Bareilles
You may have “Love Song” and “King of Anything” on your playlist already, but Sara Bareilles’ newly released Live from Soho is an exclusive set for fans as part of the iTunes Live series. You’ll hear some of her chart toppers as well as edgier versions from some less featured songs.
“She’s a knockout singer with a strong sense of melody and a distaste for the melismas and assorted other fripperies which have hobbled her contemporaries.” – By Alison Stewart, Click Track, Washington Post Music Blog
City of Thieves by David Benioff
“Benioff’s novel follows the adventures of one Lev Beniov, a young Russian Jew trying to get through the siege of Leningrad during World War 2; after stealing a knife from a dead German, he ends up in prison along with Kolya Vlasov, a soldier also being punished. Convinced he is about to die, he ends up, much to his surprise, paired with the confident and casually anti-Semitic Kolya on a mission to find enough eggs for a Soviet official’s daughter’s wedding cake. Succeed, and they go free. Fail- and, well, this isn’t the kind of mission either man can afford to fail.” – Marie at Boston Bibliophile