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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Best Sellers

    • 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 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    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

    • Persian Pickle Club

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 155

    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 Patchwork Bride

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • 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 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • The Last Midwife

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sandra Dallas Never Fails

    • By R. Burnham on 01-03-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Prayers for Sale

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 424
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 248

    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

    • True Sisters

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    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

    • Tallgrass

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 625
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 372

    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

    • Chili Queen

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Life may have been hard on Addie French, but when she meets friendless Emma Roby on a train, all her protective instincts emerge....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent experience

    • By sheila on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Buster Midnight’s Cafe

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Buster Midnight’s Cafe is a compelling story of longtime friends, a shared past, and an act of violence that shatters innocence forever.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By jane on 03-19-12

    Regular price: $20.99

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