If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.
Radiohead, “Punchup at a Wedding”
Duke Ellington, “Mouth Harissa”
Kanye West, “Heard ‘Em Say”
Steve Earle, “Down Here Below”
The Wee Trio, “Shepherd”
Bonobo, “Prelude Kiara”
Garage a Trois, “Fat Redneck Gangster”
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