Aug 16, 2021
This week on the podcast we’re talking about the “The Wee Free Men,” a 2003 fantasy novel that takes places in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld universe. "The Wee Free Men” is the first Discworld book that features Tiffany Aching, and the first truly YA book in the series.
Reminder: this is a spoiler-filled podcast. So if you’re not into that kind of thing, read the book first and come back later.
“The Wee Free Men,”by Terry Pratchet
Soccer Scottish Hooligans Weekly from Saturday Night Live
Pete – “House/Hausu"
Jennie - "Born Into This" by Adam Thompson
Megan – "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden
If you’d like to make a suggestion for future reading send us your recommendations on the Big Book Club Podcast page on the Arlington Public Library website.
"Anatomy of Desire" by L.R. Dorn
Claire Griffith has it all, a thriving career, a gorgeous boyfriend, glamorous friends. She always knew she was destined for more than the life her conservative parents preached to her. Arriving in Los Angeles flat broke, she has risen to become a popular fitness coach and social media influencer. Having rebranded herself as Cleo Ray, she stands at the threshold of realizing her biggest dreams. One summer day, Cleo and a woman named Beck Alden set off in a canoe on a serene mountain lake. An hour later, Beck is found dead in the water and Cleo is missing. Authorities suspect foul play, and news of Cleo's involvement goes viral. Who was Beck? An infatuated follower? Were she and Cleo friends or lovers? Was Beck's death an accident . . . or murder?
Told in the form of an immersive investigative docuseries, L. R. Dorn's brilliant reimagining of Theodore Dreiser's classic crime drama, "An American Tragedy," captures the urgency and poignance of the original and rekindles it as a very contemporary and utterly mesmerizing page-turner.