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Bonus episode: Lolly Willowes

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Lolly Willowes: or, the loving huntsman is the deceptively simple novel by Sylvia Townsend Warner, about a woman who after 40 years spent in devotion to taking care of her father, and her brother’s family, decides to move to the countryside and become a witch! Does she find freedom, or does she exchange one form of subjugation for another? Join us for our bonus Halloweeeeeen episode of the Bookclub.

If you haven’t read the novel yet, beware – we assume you’ve read it, so here’s your spoiler alert!

Featuring Aubrey Hicks (@AubreyHi), Lisa Schweitzer (@drschweitzer), and David Sloane (@dcsloane53 )


To listen to the Bedrosian Book Club discussion of Lolly Willowes click the arrow in the player on this post. Or you can download it and subscribe through ApplePodcasts, Soundcloud, Google Play, Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app!

Links & further reading:

A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf
J.R.R. Tolkien
Neil Gaiman

Susan Griffin, Women and Nature
Mary Daly
Why I Really Like This Book

and … be on the lookout for Is the Cemetery Dead? coming in March from University of Chicago Press!

Later this Month …

Historian Kelly Lytle Hernández brings us the lengthy story of how authorities in Los Angeles have used imprisonment as a tool to control both labor and migration. She takes the reader from the Spanish colonial era of the late 18th century through the Watts Rebellion in 1965. “This book recounts how the dynamics of conquest met deep reservoirs of rebellion as Los Angeles became the City of Inmates, the nation’s carceral core.”
Thanks to the University of North Carolina Press for sharing copies with our readers.



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This podcast was produced by Aubrey Hicks and Jonathan Schwartz, recorded and mixed by The Brothers Hedden, Ryan and Corey Hedden.

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