"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
36 authors, scientists, and artists celebrate the pleasures of dirt
"Sheer delight is mostly what goes into a mud pie. Almost no one has ever eaten one. At least not a whole one."
"Soil is a transformational substance. It's the place on earth that transforms life into death, death back into life.”
—Deborah Koons Garcia
"I didn't come from Adam's rib but from the clay just like him. I didn't need at interpreter to talk to God. My body rubbed against the dirt of that farmyard when I began to crawl."
"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
David R. Montgomery
"This is nature writing at its best." —Boulder Daily Camera
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.