PRAISE FOR SHELTER OF LEAVES
Gay’s fastpaced, thrilling debut novel is ideal for lovers of postapocalyptic fiction and The Walking Dead.
Shelter of Leaves by Lenore H. Gay is a fast-paced and extremely detailed suspense novel about the realities of terrorism and survival. Gay’s characters all come across as everyday people who, like most, have a secret or two they keep to themselves. Her use of real cities that people will recognize also helps bring this story to life and give it the realistic qualities that will leave readers wondering: “What if this really happened?”
—SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW
The story of Sabine’s evolving strengths and desire to be more than a survivor carry the themes of reconstruction, recovery, and rebuilding that make Shelter of Leaves so compelling. —MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
Shelter of Leaves is written with a confident hand. The book blends humanity, story and style into a seamless weave of shadow and light. Not just action, not just character work, Gay mines every great trick of storytelling for a fast, yet deep, tale of a world and people on the brink.
—David L. Robbins, NY Times bestselling author
In this taut drama we struggle along with Sabine who finds the strength to power on in a dystopian world, the mess and carnage of life mounting, as she rediscovers her identity.
—Diana Y. Paul, author of Things Unsaid: A Novel
Shelter of Leaves is totally engaging—a good juicy story that carries one along…and provokes one to think deeply about the relationships that we lose or find. Like a rich simmering stew, Gay has developed a subtle complexity that drives the turning of the page until the very end. It is a first novel that clearly begs a second!
—Lee Ustinich, Ceramicist