Lead Review

  • Book: The Book of Dead Birds
  • Location: San Diego, The Salton Sea
  • Author: Gayle Brandeis



The scenes particularly at The Salton Sea are rendered so well that, you can almost smell the fresh air and feel the crunch of the hard shore gravel. A real delight – ZH –

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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