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The Big Book Club Podcast from Arlington Public Library

Jun 14, 2021

How to Try to Get Away with Murder

This episode comes with a content warning!

This section of “An American Tragedy” (and our podcast discussion) deals with unprotected sex and the search for abortion after unplanned pregnancy in the 1920s. There is also discussion of a pre-planned murder. So if that isn’t something that would be healthy for you to listen to, I suggest skipping this episode – and probably this book.  

Episode Links

An American Tragedy,” by Theodore Dreiser


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Upcoming Summer Books:

Our July 19 book will be “The Big Sleep,” by Raymond Chandler, followed by Terry Pratchet’s “The Wee Free Men” for August 2.