February 10, 2021


Susan and I discuss her latest novel The Nature of Fragile Things, the unexpected book that inspired her to write this story, her interest in the mail-order bride phenomenon, the fragility of San Francisco’s infrastructure prior to the 1906 earthquake, her book about the 1918 Spanish Flu and its relevance to the current pandemic, and much more.

The Nature of Fragile Things can be purchased at Murder by the Book.

Susan’s 2 recommended reads are:

  1. The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline
  2. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Thanks to The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little for sponsoring this episode.  You can purchase the book here.

If you enjoy reading historical fiction and want to listen to more podcast episodes like this one, try Tori Whitaker, Asha Lemmie, Julia Kelly, Nguyen Phan Que Mai, and Marie Benedict.


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