|"Cherry transports the reader...a message of hope and redemption...an enduring image of the West, accessible to audiences of all regions...riveting fiction."|
"Emotionally searing as the desert sun..."
—Lynn Bama, Contributor Unbroken Spirit: The Wild Horse in The American Landscape
".a tale of the human condition, human frailty, and most importantly, human courage...rich in imagery and language...a must read."
—Sheldon Russell, Requiem at Dawn, WWA Award Finalist
"...a story wrought with grit and beauty..."
—Page Lambert, In Search of Kinship
"Little Rains is a powerful narrative reminiscent of Steinbeck in its heroic portrayal of man pitted against the brutal indifference of society. Bob Cherry's haunting courageous characters are as familiar as our own souls, yet as unique as snowflakes. His hands on details of life in the West vibrate with authenticity. Little Rains is contemporary western fiction with merged story line of a ranching family determined to hold on to their land and their extraordinarily wise hired man, a Mexican national, Santos, owner of a magnificent fighting rooster who has the greatest heart in the world. Cherry offers such a stunning integration of vigorous details that the reader knows Little Rains is the cold hard truth. Some books, such as Little Rains, contain information that is impossible to come by through mere research. Cherry's descriptions and intimate portrayal of ranch work leaves no doubt in the reader's mind that he has “walked the talk." His stunning talent for characterizing sparkles as he depicts the lives of a desperate family fighting for survival...a positively awesome talent."
—Charlotte Hinger, Come Spring, WWA Award Winner