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The Big Book Club Podcast from Arlington Public Library

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.


Dec 7, 2020

Welcome back! Over the next six weeks, or three episodes of the podcast, we’ll be reading - and librarianing the heck out of - the first book in Frank Herbert’s epic Sci-Fi series, Dune. We chose Dune in part because it’s getting a lot of buzz, first-reads, and rereads this year, due to the new feature film coming...