The Girls by Emma Cline: book club and discussion.

Are the Women in This Feverish Reimagining of the Manson Murders Too Passive?

Are the Women in This Feverish Reimagining of the Manson Murders Too Passive?

Discussing new and classic works.
Sept. 12 2016 11:24 AM

The Audio Book Club Hangs Out With the Girls

Slate critics discuss Emma Cline’s feverish reimagining of the Manson murders.

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To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of The Girls, click the arrow on the player below.

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Slate critics Laura Bennett, Hanna Rosin, and Katy Waldman discuss The Girls, Emma Cline’s dark and dreamy take on the Manson murders, adolescence, and the enthralling power of female friendships.

Next month, the Audio Book Club will dig into two books at once! Those titles are The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and Underground Airlines by Ben Winters. Read the novels and stay tuned for our discussion in October!

Visit our Audio Book Club archive page for a complete list of the more than 75 books we’ve discussed over the years. Or you can listen to any of our previous club meetings through our iTunes feed.

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See all the pieces in this month’s Slate Book Review.

Podcast produced by Jayson De Leon and Andy Bowers.

Laura Bennett is Slate’s features director.

Hanna Rosin is the co-host of NPR’s Invisibilia and a founder of DoubleX. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer.