Alix Ohlin’s “Book Notes”

Warren Wilson faculty member Alix Ohlin takes a new look at her debut short story collection, Babylon, for the music blog Largehearted Boy’s Book Notes series.  The series features authors discussing music playlists that are in some way relevant to their recently published books.

I wrote the seventeen stories in my book Babylon  over a period of ten years. Looking back at the music I listened to during that decade is nostalgic and at times embarrassing, sort of like surveying pictures of your old haircuts. I am also somewhat appalled to discover, in glancing at the acknowledgments section of the book, that the only lyrics for which the publisher had to get permission are from the theme song to the ‘80s TV show “The Facts of Life.” Kind of sad, really.

“The Facts of Life” notwithstanding, here are some songs, older and newer, that are dear to me and that I think fit the mood of the book...[Keep Reading]…

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