AISFP 158 – Susan Cartwright and 2011 books . . . sort of

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Show Notes

  • Brent and Shaun are back for more in 2012, and we want to digitally high-five, hug and fist-bump Moses Siregar on the successful birth of his new baby daughter!
  • First order of business: Books of 2011. Now, much like the list Bryan Thomas Schmidt presented in episode 157, our list is not of books that were published in 2011, but titles we read and enjoyed in 2011. We also look ahead to 2012 at the titles we most look forward to.
  • Sponsor Showcase: Susan Cartwright joins us from Sydney to discuss WOLF DAWN, a novel that some have called controversial. We discuss what themes and subjects may seem controversial, but it’s all about context! The novel sounds absolutely fascinating, so please check it out and send in your thoughts after you read it.

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Comments

  1. Just thought I’d mention that I went ahead and purchased Susan Cartwright’s book, and also added it to Goodreads. If anyone else is interested in marking it “to read” or “read” or whatever on Goodreads, you can now find it by ASIN or title.

  2. Shaun Farrell says:

    Thanks, Gary!

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