Review of "The Bird Saviors" in Booklist, With Bonus Bird Pics

So there’s a good review of The Bird Saviors in Booklist, which is another one of the pre-publication review entities:
Booklist: May 15, 2012
The Bird Saviors./Cobb, William J. (Author)/Jun 2012. 320 p. Unbridled, hardcover, $25.95. (9781609530709).
“The dusty town of Pueblo, Colorado, has been beset by a ravaging bird flu, a crippling drought, a growing cabal of criminals, and a revitalized fundamentalist religious presence. Amidst this negativity, the townspeople of Pueblo continue to seek meaningful human connections. In stories of survival, love, and the resilience of the human spirit, set against a backdrop of pawn shops, seedy motels, and cattle feed lots, the characters manage to triumph. Focusing on a young mother, a police officer, a disabled war veteran, and a grieving ornithologist, The Bird Saviors is an immersing and emotional piece of literature. Cobb devotes an impressive amount of attention to his novel’s setting, allowing readers to experience the fullest picture of life within the confines of Pueblo. Glimpses of climate change, economic unrest, religious fanaticism, and immigrant hardship contribute to the near-futuristic setting, giving Cobb’s fiction an eerie familiarity. In a voice reminiscent of Charles Frazier’s, The Bird Saviors tells a fascinating story of success in spite of chaos, opportunity in spite of despair, and love in spite of hate.”
Plus here’s a picture of a couple birds that don’t appear to need any saving, a Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) caught in midflight, about to bother a Black-Headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus), during a May snowstorm in Colorado.

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