Virtual True Crime Book Club: Savage Appetites

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Registration for this event will close on July 29, 2021 @ 12:00pm.
Allowed Ages: 18 and up
There are 6 seats remaining.

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About this event:

Why are we obsessed with true crime? What does consuming tales of murder and mayhem say about our deepest fears about ourselves and the world around us? We'll explore these questions and more with our twice-yearly book club, and will have more opportunities to connect through our TCPL True Crime Book Club Facebook group.

July's book is Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe, which uses four archetypes--Detective, Victim, Defender, and Killer--to explore four stories of women obsessed with crime. 

“Necessary and brilliant…Monroe treats each individual narrative with nuance, empathy and transparency, allowing both the protagonists and their supporting cast to remain complex. She delves into the social and political ramifications of each narrative, making accessible and visible what so often gets overlooked in these stories because it's too complicated to put into a headline or summary. Monroe's book is a pleasure to read because it is smart, well-researched and well-written…But more than that, Savage Appetites is important because it refuses to sit inside binaries of good vs. evil, victim vs. perpetrator, innocent victim vs. mastermind criminal...”

Once registered, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for participation, as well as a reminder email two days before the meeting.

If you would like to borrow a library copy of the book, please indicate on the registration form. A limited number of copies is available to borrow.

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