Spring Valley, Nevada

This fall we will publish Jana Richman’s next novel, The Ordinary Truth.  The backdrop theme of the novel is based on the real life tension between the urban and rural West as the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the water agency for Las Vegas, Henderson, and N. Las Vegas seeks to pump up to 200,000 acre-feet annually from eastern Nevada and western Utah and send it through 300 miles of pipeline to support the area’s rapid growth.  A cover article in Salt Lake’s City Weekly on the controversy caught Barbara Richardson’s attention.   Barb is another Torrey House author whose historical novel, Tributary, we will be publishing this coming September.  Barb, a committed environmentalist, had no idea the pipeline was the theme of Jana’s novel, but she was so alarmed about the water grab and particularly about the potential harm it will cause to the Goshute Tribe, she wrote a blog piece of her own about it.  You can take a look at Barb’s elegant, photo-rich blog entry here.

We always hope our authors will support each other and are even more delighted when it happens all by itself.  Thanks for all you do, guys.

About Torrey House Press

Torrey House Press is an independent nonprofit publisher promoting environmental conservation through literature.   We believe that culture is changed through conversation and that lively contemporary literature is the cutting edge of social change. By building and engaging community in the conversation of conservation, we make our contribution to, as Wallace Stegner hoped for, a “society to match the scenery." THP books are distributed by Consortium Books Sales and Distribution, a subsidiary of Ingram Content Group.
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