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'Mount Terminus' novel explores early days of Los Angeles

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"Mount Terminus" is David Grand's third novel. It's set in an Eden-like early Los Angeles at the turn of the 20th century and follows a young Jewish man named Bloom as he develops into an artist in the early film industry.

Grand spent 10 years writing the novel. He joins the show to discuss why he was drawn to set a novel in this unrecognizable version of our metropolis.

David Grand will be appearing April 13 at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.