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This month, Slate senior editors Emily Bazelon and David Haglund are joined by Slate cultural critic Meghan O’Rourke for a discussion of Mary McCarthy’s The Group. The 50th anniversary of the novel recently passed, and our critics decided to reread the hugely influential—and, in its own time, quite controversial—story of eight friends from Vassar, class ’33.
Next month brings the live Audio Book Club with Hugh Howey. We’ll be discussing Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Read Howey’s piece on writing Vonnegut fan fiction, pick up a copy of Slaughterhouse-Five, and join us next month for our conversation.
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