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The Big Book Club Podcast from Arlington Public Library

May 3, 2021

Neither Pete or Megan have actually read any of Agatha Christie's murder mysteries, so we took a deep dive into her 1939 best selling, endlessly genre-shaping, "And Then There Were None." We weren't surprised by both the overt and casual racism and sexism in the book, but we were surprised to discover that Christie's psychological thriller writing feels as adept today as it did when the book was published.


"And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie

For our next book, we’re going back to our roots and reading a literal big book that was recommended by listener Kim. “An American Tragedy,” by Theodore Dreiser, over 3 episodes spaced 3 weeks apart – May 24, June 14 and July 5. 

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

If you would like to make a suggestion for future reading you can send your recommendations to us on the library website.

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