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See, Hear, Read: our experts pick November’s best movie, music and book release

See, Hear, Read: our experts pick November’s best movie, music and book release

They love it. We want it. Three red-hot releases

“Jim Henson was my idol when I was growing up, and since this was the first Muppet movie made after his death and it’s dedicated to him, it’s a big deal for me. Most versions of A Christmas Carol are creepy and terrifying, but this one is really fun, with lots of musical numbers. Michael Caine is brilliant as Scrooge—this is one of his own favourite roles.” —Anna Oyen Staffer at Queen Video

The Muppet Christmas Carol, directed by Brian Henson (Nov. 6)


“When The Weeknd’s first couple of songs hit, there was all this mystery—no one knew who it was. I don’t know how much of that was intentional, but it was a genius marketing move. The music itself is a really interesting take on R&B—very dark and self-deprecating. It’s sung in this totally saccharine way, but when I first read the lyrics, I was like, ‘This is some heavy shit!’” —Jay Anderson Staffer at Soundscapes

Trilogy, by The Weeknd (Nov. 13)


“I love Barbara Kingsolver, and I think this is one of her best novels. It’s about a young woman who ends up pregnant and married at 17 in a small, religious community, and longs for something different. She has what she thinks is a religious vision on a mountain that changes her life. It’s written in a way that is so appealing—Kingsolver is able to make you feel like you’re part of the characters’ lives.” —Sheila Koffman Owner of Another Story

Flight Behaviour, by Barbara Kingsolver (Nov. 6)

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