Barbara Richardson earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Eastern Washington University, where she studied with John Keeble, Nance Van Winckel and Ursula Hegi. Her work has appeared in Northwest Review, Cimarron Review, Quarterly West and Dialogue. Guest House, her debut novel, launched the first literary truck stop tour in the nation. Yes, she read at truck stops and ate very, very good pie. Richardson lives and writes in Boulder, Colorado.
Driving home from work on a summer afternoon, Melba Burns witnesses a nightmare collision. The wreck ends her pursuit of success at any cost. Melba parks her car, quits her job and stops driving. She retreats into her beloved old farmhouse, yearning for