"A remarkable odyssey of the American West." —Molly Gloss
"Beautifully written and engaging."
"Lyrical prose and heartfelt characters shine through."
"A tale of the Old West big enough to crawl into completely."
"A lyrical and haunting story not to be missed." --Margaret Coel
"Nothing less than an epic."
“You’ll love resolute Clair Martin, the equal of any man--or religion.”
"Richardson is a new American voice worth listening to.” --Peter Heller
Coming September 1st 2015--celebrate the pleasures of dirt
"There are 100 million to 1 billion bacterial cells in one teaspoon of healthy soil. Which reminds me of Leonardo da Vinci: 'We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot.'”
"Land, like the half-wrecked old house we had restored in the city, could be rehabilitated. There was, however, one big difference: a piece of land, unlike a house, would do most of the restoration work itself if we just gave it enough time."
"We are all soil. We come from the same earth. Soil is life. Speak up for the land that feeds you."
With a forward by Pam Houston
Join the fun at a September launch event near you!
Just Released--an inspiring, practical anthology by and for cancer patients
"This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival." —Rumi
"GUEST HOUSE is perhaps the most rapid-fire novel
of domestic hopeand strife you’re likely to read
--Ben Fulton, the Salt Lake Tribune
"In this remarkably generous novel Barbara Richardson chronicles not only the betrayals and sorrows of the human heart, but the love and hope and caring that heals it."
--Molly Gloss, author of The Hearts of Horses
"There is salvation here, and it happens in this addictively-readable and often hilarious novel."
--Lisa Jones, author of Broken: A Love Story
"The one Oprah missed . . .
A touching story of salvation that would do any book club proud."
Deepest thanks to David Sidwell for use of the banner photograph of the beautiful Bear River.