"My God, it's refreshing to read a novel as good and rank and honest as TRY." ----Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
"Powerful and passionate…a wonderfully insightful tour of the world of rodeo cowboys and the women who care for them." Madison Smartt Bell, author of WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
"Lily Burana has written a feisty, funny, sexy novel about romantic love, family love, the love of rodeo, and, above all, the marvelous oddities of the western landscape that brings these loves together. Daryl Heatherly is a captivating, endearing narrator and her leading man, J.W. Jarrett, will charm the chaps off of the most urbane reader. TRY is a delight and Burana deserves a gold belt buckle for taking us along for the ride."--Meghan Daum, author of THE QUALITY OF LIFE
"…the perfect best friend…reading (Burana) is like taking a road trip with her."--The Austin Chronicle
"It's hard not to feel affection for a writer who starts her first novel with the sentence: 'Before I left Cheyenne, I set my ex-boyfriend on fire.'"
--New York Post
"[Burana] earns her spurs by capturing ...the heartbreak of the rodeo circuit for both cowboys and cowgirls."
"Burana cuts her own path through the modern western landscape."
" A ...sweet, hard-not-to-like debut set amid the dusty, manly rodeo circuit...A touching winter-spring romance set amid full Western regalia."