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The Big Book Club Podcast from Arlington Public Library

Feb 28, 2023

For this episode we read the 1958 novel by debut novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. The novel became the first work published in Heinemann's African Writers Series in the UK, starting in 1962. “Things Fall Apart” is the first book in Achebe’s trilogy about African history, and has been read by high schoolers...

Jan 3, 2023

For season four we're going back to school with books we read - or didn't read - in high school. We started with "Pride & Prejudice," by Jane Austen. Reminder: this is a spoiler-filled podcast. So if you’re not into that kind of thing, read the text first and come back later.

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Jul 23, 2021

This week we break down the roots of the hard boiled detective novel with Raymond Chandler's iconic 1939 crime novel, "The Big Sleep."

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The Big Sleep,” by Raymond Chandler


Pete – “Shock Value” by Jason Zinoman

Jennie - “Antonio” by Beatriz Bracher

Megan – “One by One” by Ruth...

Jan 4, 2021

We wrap up the final part of Frank Herbert's "Dune," find out who is reading "Dune Messiah," and discuss the David Lynch film (because you really have to).


Dec 21, 2020

This week Jennie, Megan and Pete travel across the sands of Dune, and explore Paul's version of the Hero's Journey.