Nancy Pickard

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“Pickard has the storytelling gift”
—The New York Times
“Pickard writes richly textured fiction about families and relationships, about hatred and lust and love, about loyalty and betrayal, and most of all about the corrosive power of secrets.”
—The Boston Globe
“A novel that simultaneously qualifies as a gripping read, a master character study and as literary . . . exceedingly rare.”
—The Kansas City Star
“Pickard’s tales of Kansas life are filled with gravitas and small-town drama. . . . The Scent of Rain and Lightning seems certain to earn her a much-deserved larger audience.”
—The Denver Post

Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review

Library Journal, Starred Review

Booklist, Starred Review

Kansas Notable Book, 2011

Barnes & Noble, Top 25 Novels of 2010

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Top 25 Novels of 2010

Kansas City Star: Top Novels of 2010

Booklist Top Audiobooks of 2010

Finalist, Agatha Award, Best Novel

Finalist, Macavity Award, Best Novel

Finalist, High Plains Book Award for Fiction

The Scent of Rain and Lightning

Feature Motion Picture, Coming 2016

Starring Maika Monroe, Will Patton, Bonnie Bedelia, Maggie Grace

Scent of Rain & Lightning