Maile Meloy’s Do Not Become Alarmed: Book club and discussion.

This Tale of Privileged Kids in Peril Is No Treasure Island

This Tale of Privileged Kids in Peril Is No Treasure Island

Discussing new and classic works.
July 31 2017 11:36 AM

Do Not Become Alarmed

Maile Meloy’s novel about privileged kids in peril is an adventure yarn with bite.


Listen to this episode using the audio player below:

The August selection is The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. Join us!


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.


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

Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.

Jacob Brogan writes for Slate about technology and culture. Follow him on Twitter.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer.