by Novel Pairings
April 13, 2021 6:00 pm
Welcome to Novel Pairings, a podcast dedicated to making the classics readable, relevant, and fun. As two nerdy bookworms, we appreciate the role of classic lit, but we but we won’t get too academic about it. We’ll talk about the books we love and the books we loath, and help stock your TBR pile with old and new reads for every literary taste.
Today in “Short Story Club,” Chelsey and Sara are discussing “Speech Sounds” by Octavia Butler. This post-pandemic story about the importance of language and communication feels incredibly prescient and relevant, like all of Butler’s work. “Speech Sounds” is a highly discussable, quick read. We’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
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Speak by Laurie Hals Anderson (Amazon)
Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements (Amazon)
Vox by Christina Dalcher (Amazon)
Severance by Ling Ma (Amazon)
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