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Barbed Wire Heart

A Thriller

by Tess Sharpe

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Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe
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A Different California: The State of Jefferson

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Barbed Wire Heart is set in the wilderness forest of northern California. In a state widely known for its big money areas of Southern California and the Silicon Valley Bay Area, as well as its rich farmland in the center, the northern region—from Sacramento to the Oregon border—is starkly different in geography, economics, and politics. The community portrayed in Tess Sharpe's story feels quite a bit like southern Appalachia.

Mount Shasta, towering over the summit of Lassen Peak In contrast to large metropolises in the rest of the state such as Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, northern California counties are made up of much smaller cities. The state capital Sacramento, by far the largest city in the area, is ranked only sixth in population for the state. About 90 miles northeast of San Francisco, Sacramento's population, at slightly over half a million, is an eighth of LA's, which has close to four million. From the Sacramento River basin, out to the world renowned vineyards of Napa and Sonoma Valleys, the land ...

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