Sandra Dallas
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Sandra Dallas

Prize-winning author Sandra Dallas was dubbed "a quintessential American voice" by Jane Smiley, in Vogue Magazine. Sandra's novels with their themes of loyalty, friendship, and human dignity have been translated into a dozen foreign languages and have been optioned for films.

A journalism graduate of the University of Denver, Sandra began her writing career as a reporter with Business Week. A staff member for twenty-five years (and the magazine's first female bureau chief,) she covered the Rocky Mountain region, writing about everything from penny-stock scandals to hard-rock mining, western energy development to contemporary polygamy. Many of her experiences have been incorporated into her novels.

While a reporter, she began writing the first of ten nonfiction books. They include Sacred Paint, which won the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Wrangler Award, and The Quilt That Walked to Golden, recipient of the Independent Publishers Assn. Benjamin Franklin Award.

Turning to fiction in 1990, Sandra has published nine novels, including Whiter Than Snow, and the New York Times best seller Prayers for Sale. Sandra 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 Assn. Award, and a four-time finalist for the Women Writing the West Willa Award.

The mother of two daughters--Dana is an attorney in New Orleans and Povy is a photographer in Golden, Colorado--Sandra lives in Denver with her husband, Bob.

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    • Persian Pickle Club

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    The best-selling author of Alice’s Tulips and other popular novels, Sandra Dallas exhibits a well-honedtalent for evoking the past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Persian Pickle: Good Historical Fiction Read

    • By Esther on 12-12-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Last Midwife

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    Gracy Brookens has delivered hundreds, maybe thousands of babies in her lifetime....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Surprise

    • By H1RolleR on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Patchwork Bride

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Ellen is putting the finishing touches on her granddaughter June's wedding quilt - made from scraps of old dresses, both remembered and forgotten - when June breaks off her engagement....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet story.

    • By CC Healey on 09-18-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • True Sisters

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    True Sisters follows four women who pin their hopes for the future on a plan devised by Brigham Young to bring emigrants to Salt Lake City....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Moving True to History Story

    • By Karen on 06-16-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Fallen Women

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    It is the spring of 1885, and wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen has been estranged from her younger sister, Lillie, for a year....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps women shouldn't vote

    • By Anne on 01-16-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Diary of Mattie Spenser

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    No one is more surprised than Mattie Spenser herself when Luke Spenser, considered the great catch of their small Iowa town, asks her to marry him....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book. Liked the lessons learned.

    • By Shelly on 04-27-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Tallgrass

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 621
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 369

    During World War II, a family finds life turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Little gem

    • By Maria Adkins on 10-08-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    It's 1942: Tomi Itano, 12-years-old, considers herself an American. She doesn't speak Japanese and has never been to Japan. But after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, things change....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An adult novel??

    • By H1RolleR on 01-03-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Prayers for Sale

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 416
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    Sandra Dallas has created an unforgettable tale of a friendship between two women, one with surprising twists and turns, one that is ultimately a revelation of the finest parts of the human spirit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Kathy on 05-03-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • New Mercies

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Sandra Dallas, best-selling author of The Persian Pickle Club, weaves an intricate and sophisticated tale in New Mercies.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Sharon Brown on 01-01-11

    Regular price: $27.99

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