Pamela Johnston grew up in Boise, Idaho, graduated from the University of Idaho, and has an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is associate professor of English at Texas Lutheran University and has published a number of short stories and nonfiction articles. This is her first novel.
"I was gripped by Johnston's account of Fran's and Cindy's growing friendship and their struggle for independence. Johnston's characterization of the two girls is vivid and compelling, and her writing is excellent. I enjoyed reading Little Lost River more than any novel I have reviewed during the past several years." - Mary Clearman Blew, author of Lambing Out, and Other Stories "Little Lost River is a powerful meditation on the joys and limitations of motherhood. Johnston writes with rare honesty of the barren spaces in the most intimate relationships, but suggests, in her moving laconic prose, that by accepting these gaps and lapses, we may find some solace in the hidden underground river connecting us all." - Trudy Lewis, author of The Bones of Garbo and Private Correspondences"