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Today we’re discussing Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut One of the world’s great antiwar books, centering on the infamous World War II firebombing of Dresden, it’s the result of what Vonnegut describes as a twenty-three-year struggle to write a book about what he witnessed as an American prisoner of war. It combines science fiction, autobiography, humour,…

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Thanks for joining us! This month we’re discussing Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Bernadette Fox is notorious. To other private-school mothers she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect. But to 15-year-old Bee, she is simply Mom. Then Bernadette vanishes. It all began when Bee aced her report card and claimed…

Read More Episode 021: Where’d You Go, Bernadette

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Thanks for joining us! This month we’re discussing Fox by Margaret Sweatman WITH Margaret Sweatman! Laid over the backdrop of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, Fox examines several characters as they face the time’s social upheaval through a postmodern pastiche of newspaper headlines, diary entries, character vignettes and poems.  Its narrative thread is mostly through four…

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Thank you for joining us for this special LIVE episode where we discuss our favourite childhood reads with the audience at the Good Will Social Club, and featuring special musical guest funlife. In This Episode We Mention There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton Tintin by…

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