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The Ordinary Truth
By (author): Jana Richman
9781937226060 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Literary Nov 23, 2012
$25.50 CAD
Active 5.25 x 8 x 1.07 in | 440 gr 386 pages Torrey House Press
"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."
BOOKLIST, starred review

When Nell Jorgensen buried her husband, she buried a piece of herself—and more than one secret. Now, thirty–six years later, the rift between Nell and her daughter Kate threatens to implode as Kate, now forty–six and a water manager for the Nevada Water Authority, plans to pipe water from a huge aquifer that lies beneath the family ranch to thirsty Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Nell's twenty–one–year–old granddaughter Cassie intends to unearth those old secrets and repair the resentments that grew in their place. Throughout the novel, sparse and beautiful landscapes surround an emotional wilderness of love, loss, and family.

Jana Richman is the award–winning author ofThe Last Cowgirl, which won the 2009 Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction. A sixth–generation Utahn, Jana was born and raised in Utah's west desert, the daughter of a small–time rancher and a hand–wringing Mormon mother. With the exception of a few misguided years spent in New York City trying to make a fortune on Wall Street, she has lived her entire life west of the hundredth meridian. She writes about issues that threaten to destroy the essence of the West—and about passion, beauty, and love. Jana lives in Escalante, Utah.

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."
?BOOKLIST,starred review

"[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."
DESERET NEWS

"[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."
?15 BYTES

"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

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