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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of ambitious, future agricultural estate mistresses? in the new new media capitol of the world? St. Petersburg, Florida!
By BOB ANDELMAN (email)
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Visions of the future tend not to be too hopeful. And I, being a generally optimistic, positive thinking fellow, don?t often go down rabbit holes that lead to nattering nabobs of negativity. I encounter enough of it in the normal course of daily business ? why look for trouble?
But I got sucked into Cynthia Kraack?s new small press novel, Ashwood.
It tells the story of Matron Anne, the new administrator of an Ashwood, Minnesota, agricultural plantation ? worked and maintained largely by children ? some time in the not-too-distant future. In Matron Anne?s era, danger lurks everywhere in America, from the cities to the rural farming communities. She?s a young woman whose life has already been hard; when she begins telling us her tale, she has no idea the challenges and dangers that lie ahead of her.
Ashwood offers a touch of speculative fiction, economics forecasting and a bit of science fiction. It would make a brilliant, edgy movie in the right hands.
If you?re looking for a story with a strong female lead, look no farther. If you?re looking for a tale in which people come together and overcome evil for a common good, this is a reading commitment you won?t regret.
Cynthia Kraack Website
CYNTHIA KRAACK audio excerpt: "People are trying to rebuild personal safety and how you rebuild your dreams. And how do you trust a government built out of people who are not always honest and not always operating for the common good."
Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including 'The Profiler' with Pat Brown, 'Built From Scratch' with the founders of The Home Depot, and 'Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.' ? Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook.
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