Many thanks to Evie Woolmore of Allonymbooks for her very insightful review of DESERT CHIMERA. Evie is a very accomplished author in her own right; visit allonymbooks.com to view a complete list of her work, or Amazon either Amazon US or UK. And if you are interested in books that take you on spiritual journeys, take a look at
We mark the reopening of the book review list with a review of Leigh Podgorski’s novel, Desert Chimera.
Leigh Podgorski’s biography notes “her scholarship and fascination with the diverse cultures of the Earth” and her novel Desert Chimera is a testament to both that attention to detail and her desire to do justice to the beauty and complexity of those cultures. Set over a period of less than twenty four hours in the evocatively named Desert Wolf Café located “on a lonesome slice of highway” in Death Valley, four characters are brought together to witness another two fight for control of their entwined destinies. These six very diverse individuals with lovely names – café owner Eppie Falco, handyman Leo Monroe, travellers Mack Starr and Consuelo Vasquez, and the two central characters Luke Stone and Armand Jacobi – are…
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