Portland writer Jon Raymond, whose earlier novel, The Half-Life, and collection of stories, Livability, received awards and have had sustained readerships, is here this evening with a much-awaited new novel, Rain Dragon (Bloomsbury USA). "With sly humor, Raymond has a bit of fun with the overly virtuous life at an organic farm, revealing cracks in the too-perfect façade while portraying a waning relationship. [His] work deserves the spotlight and is highly recommended." – Library Journal. "Raymond expertly captures the emotions of personal growth and inner turmoil while bringing the Oregon setting to life with descriptive language ... Deep characters offset by a light tone makes this work about dreams and realities an enjoyable read." – Booklist. Jon Raymond is also a screenwriter of note, with such films and series as Wendy and Lucy, Meek's Cutoff, and Mildred Pierce to his credit.