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  • People's Picks Features Dissident Gardens Audio Companion by Jonathan Lethem

    The June installment of our monthly playlist series, People’s Picks, features track selections by critically acclaimed writer Jonathan Lethem, serving as an audio companion to his most recent novel Dissident Gardens. Chronicling Lethem’s family history while bringing to life the world of the American Communist Party and the Greenwich Village folk revival, Dissident Gardens is rich with musical references, so many of them Smithsonian Folkways artists. Listen to the playlist and read Lethem’s introduction here.