Jana Richman: Richman was born and raised in Utah’s west desert, the daughter of a small-time rancher. She writes about issues that threaten to destroy the essence of the West and lives with with her husband, writer and transpersonal therapist, Steve Defa.
"With tough women and sensitive men, desert?dry humor, hot?springs sensuality, heartbreaking secrets, escalating suspense, and a 360?degree perspective on the battle over water, Richman's twenty?first?century western is riveting, wise, and compassionate."
"[A] compelling story of a ranching family divided by a proposed water pipeline that would draw water from western Utah to Las Vegas."
—THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
"Richman helps readers understand and feel deeply each side of a complex story."
"[Richman's] narrative account of the impact of climate change on those that live in the worst affected areas?human and animal alike?is an emotional prophecy of what lies in store for all of us."
"With a unique voice, Richman crystallizes how secrets and silences flow through the generations?with depth of characters, beauty of language, and a haunting understanding of the landscapes that define us."
?JANE KIRKPATRICK, bestselling author ofWhere Lilacs Still Bloom
"The Ordinary Truth tells a page?turner of a story about love and loyalty, loss and regret?and, ultimately, the stunning absolution of the simple truth. Richman writes?with the sure hand of a formidable storyteller."
?STEPHEN TRIMBLE, author ofBargaining for Eden