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Literary Anything, our Marion Libraries podcast where we talk about anything literary and literary anything.

Literary Anything City of Marion Libraries

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Literary Anything, our Marion Libraries podcast where we talk about anything literary and literary anything.

    Meet the Author - Victoria Purman

    Meet the Author - Victoria Purman

    On 10 September 2020 we welcomed the public back to the Marion Cultural Centre for our first in person author event since the beginning of the year. We were delighted to host Victoria Purman to discuss her historical fiction novel, The Women's Pages.

    From the bestselling author of The Land Girls comes a beautifully realised novel that speaks to the true history and real experiences of post-war Australian women.

    We hope you enjoy this recording of our live event.

    • 34 min
    Episode 22 - The Memory Police

    Episode 22 - The Memory Police

    Jayne has some terrific insights into this month's book which, though written in 1994, is surprisingly relevant today. Paula is super excited for next month's scary selection.

    Books they discuss:

    The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
    1984 by George Orwell
    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
    Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    Nodding Off by Alice Gregory
    From Boys to Men by Maggie Dent
    How I Built This by Guy Raz
    Happiness by Turia Pitt
    Just Like You by Nick Hornby
    All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton
    Honeybee by Craig Silvey
    The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan
    Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein
    A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu

    Movies they mention:
    The Babadook
    It Follows

    Our book for October is I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid. There are copies in the library and on Libby so grab yours and read along! Don't forget to subscribe and join our Literary Anything Facebook group. Happy reading!

    • 50 min
    Library Through the Lens - Imbi Neeme

    Library Through the Lens - Imbi Neeme

    In case you haven't heard, we have a series of webinars happening with our library service called Library Through the Lens. Find out more about it and book in here: https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/library-through-the-lens

    If you miss out or can't make the webinars, we will be recording some sessions and making them available for you here on the podcast!

    Listen to debut novelist and winner of the 2019 Penguin Literary Prize Imbi Neeme as she discusses her book The Spill, an exploration of the moments - small and large - upon which our lives can pivot.

    In 1982, a car overturns on a remote West Australian road. Nobody is hurt, but the impact is felt for decades. For sisters Nicole and Samantha this moment will echo through their lives and continually affect their responses to individual experiences and to each other.

    The Spill is a captivating depiction of the bond between sisters and a family that find its way back to one another.

    • 56 min
    Episode 21 - Too Much Lip

    Episode 21 - Too Much Lip

    Jayne and Paula were not prepared for the enormity of the themes tackled in this month's pick, winner of the 2019 Miles Franklin Award, Too Much Lip.

    *Trigger warning. Themes of physical and sexual abuse discussed. Please skip to the 30 minute mark if you would rather avoid these topics.

    What Jayne had last month anticipated as a fun read the ladies find out is a complicated, fast paced, unflinching look at an Aboriginal family plagued by inter-generational trauma and abuse. There is lots to discuss and learn.

    Books discussed:

    Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko
    The Yield by Tara June Winch
    Maybe the Horse Will Talk by Elliot Perlman
    Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    You by Caroline Kepnes
    Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
    Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
    Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump
    The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle
    Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg
    Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand

    Our book for September is The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa. Happy reading!

    • 46 min
    Library Through The Lens - Katherine Tamiko Arguile

    Library Through The Lens - Katherine Tamiko Arguile

    In case you haven't heard, we have a series of webinars happening with our library service called Library Through the Lens. Find out more about it and book in here: https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/library-through-the-lens

    If you miss out or can't make the webinars, we will be recording some sessions and making them available for you here on the podcast!

    Drawing from Katherine's own cross-cultural experience lived between Tokyo, London, and now Adelaide, Katherine's book explores the weight of intergenerational trauma through the eyes of a mother and daughter on a tortuous path to forgiveness.

    Unfolding in vivid Japanese settings, this story illuminates how different cultures navigate grief and memory, and what happens when we rediscover our ancestral roots.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 20 - My Friend Anna

    Episode 20 - My Friend Anna

    This month's book has been described as "Sex in the City" meets "Catch Me If You Can" with Instagram filters. Jayne and Paula could barely wait to record the podcast so they could talk about the unbelievable grifter who is Anna Delvey and her one time BFF who wrote about her in My Friend Anna. Later, they dish about yet two more Trump books due out (one of them they decide they might actually read), and more.

    Books they mention:

    My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams
    Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    wow, no thank you by Samantha Irby
    The Things She Owned by Katherine Tamiko Arguile
    The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton
    Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump
    Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan
    Death by Shakespeare by Kathryn Harkup

    Movies they mention:
    Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Netflix)
    Inventing Anna (Netflix)

    Links to articles:
    The New York Times review of My Friend Anna:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/23/books/review/my-friend-anna-rachel-deloache-williams.html?smid=em-share

    The Guardian article:
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/31/anna-sorokin-delvey-new-york-socialite-scammer-criminal-case?CMP=share_btn_link

    Katherine Tamiko Arguile Library Through the Lens webinar:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv-VGL0iNZE&list=PL2LeDvdThJyJYa4epr4REnNuVpqdq1iir&index=12

    Next month they will be discussing Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko. Reserve your copy here:
    https://onecard.network/client/en_AU/marion/search/results?qu=too+much+lip+Melissa+lucashenko&te=&lm=LIB_MARION

    • 55 min

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