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Sandra Dallas

Autor(a) de The Persian Pickle Club

31+ Works 7,693 Membros 424 Críticas 22 Favorited

About the Author

Sandra Dallas graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in journalism and began her writing career as a reporter with Business Week. While a reporter, she began writing nonfiction which include Sacred Paint, which won the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Wrangler Award, and mostrar mais The Quilt That Walked to Golden, recipient of the Independent Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Award. Turning to fiction in 1990, Sandra has published a number of novels including Buster Midnight's Cafe, Alice's Tulips, and Prayers For Sale. She is the recipient of the Women Writing the West Willa Award for New Mercies, and two-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award, for The Chili Queen and Tallgrass. In addition, she was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association Award, and a four-time finalist for the Women Writing the West Willa Award. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Sandra Dallas

The Persian Pickle Club (1995) 1,194 exemplares
Prayers for Sale (2009) 941 exemplares
Tallgrass (2007) 909 exemplares
The Diary of Mattie Spenser (1997) 749 exemplares
Alice's Tulips (2001) 493 exemplares
The Chili Queen (2002) 376 exemplares
Buster Midnight's Cafe (1990) 343 exemplares
Whiter Than Snow (2010) 333 exemplares
New Mercies (2005) 282 exemplares
True Sisters (2012) 240 exemplares
The Bride's House (2011) 235 exemplares
Fallen Women (2013) 200 exemplares
The Last Midwife (2015) 186 exemplares
A Quilt for Christmas (2014) 176 exemplares
Westering Women (2020) 137 exemplares
Little Souls (2022) 122 exemplares
The Patchwork Bride (2018) 92 exemplares
The Quilt Walk (2012) 87 exemplares
Where Coyotes Howl (2023) 85 exemplares
Hardscrabble (2018) 76 exemplares
Someplace to Call Home (2019) 32 exemplares
Colorado Homes (1986) 11 exemplares
Sacred Paint: Ned Jacob (1979) 10 exemplares
Tenmile (2022) 9 exemplares
Gaslights and Gingerbread (1984) 6 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Atchison, Sandra Dallas
Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Denver, Colorado, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
University of Denver

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Although her novels aren't strictly a series, the characters from one book often make appearances in other novels, and so in a sense all her novels are set in the same fictitious world.



What a lovely read this is. I love this author’s books and haven’t read a bad one. It’s set during the American Civil War and is the story of courageous women, their children and their circle of friends. To be honest, it’s not about Christmas or about quilting. A lovely story of family, tolerance and struggles.
mazda502001 | 12 outras críticas | Apr 16, 2024 |
Very enjoyable, quick read. I found the narrator a friendly, down home type. But still waters run deep!
Chrissylou62 | 44 outras críticas | Apr 11, 2024 |
Historical fiction about a relocation camp for Japanese families during WW II in Ellis, Colorado called Tallgrass. Kirkus: Colorado beet farmer and his family are sorely tried by events of WWII.When the U.S. government establishes a Japanese-American relocation camp in Ellis, Colo., in 1942, Loyal Stroud takes a view apart from most other townsfolk. Having ?the enemy in their midst? riles the locals, but Loyal believes the whole thing is plain wrong. Why not round up all the German-Americans, too, while they?re at it? Aside from civic issues, Loyal has to figure out how to harvest his beets, what with Buddy, his son, enlisted, along with his farm hands. Against prevailing sentiment, Loyal hires three young men from the camp. And although Rennie, 14, the last child home, worries about her father?s decision, she and her mother, Mary, come to love the boys, who are from California farm country. And when Mary?s heart ailment finally gets bad enough for her to take the rest cure the doctor advised, the Strouds hire Daisy, the sister of one of the boys. Daisy works hard and speaks in a Hollywood tabloid lingo that charms the whole family. Their domestic harmony is rocked by news that Buddy is missing in action andshockinglyÂ¥that Rennie?s school friend Sally is found raped and murdered. Everyone except the Strouds and the sheriff believes ?the Japs? did it, and the tension in town builds to the point of near-anarchy, when the local bigots get liquored up and try to take the law into their own hands. Throughout all this drama, as in most of Dallas?s work (Alice?s Tulips, 2000, etc.), a community of quilters, known here as the Jolly Stitchers, come and go, bringing cakes, covered casseroles and gossip to the sick and grieving. The parallels of a country at war then and now give this story a layer of poignancy, but otherwise, as is obvious from the start, the good guys win and the bad guys lose, and Buddy comes marching home.A well-spun but familiar tale.… (mais)
bentstoker | 64 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |
Basehor Library recommended read. Story of 80 yr old women in fictious mining community in Colo in the late 1800?s. Full of her stories of her life and those in the community.
bentstoker | 61 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |



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