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Publisher's Summary

The best-selling author of Alice’s Tulips and other popular novels, Sandra Dallas exhibits a well-honed talent for evoking the past. In The Persian Pickle Club, Dallas transports listeners to 1930s Kansas, where a club of quilters welcomes a new member—and then must turn to each other for support when a startling secret comes to light.

©1995 Sandra Dallas (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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"A colorful exploration of Depression-era Kansas and the meaning of friendship.”(New York Times Book Review)

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One of my favorite from Sandra Dallas

The Persian Pickle Club was the first book I read by Sandra Dallas & I was instantly hooked. This (or any book by Sandra Dallas) is a quick and comfortable read. I love how she weaves small, day to day, things from the time setting into her work. There are some really great references to the Depression in PPC and how it affected everyday people. This book is about a quilting group, but you don't have to be a quilter to enjoy it. I loaned it to my mother and she read the book practically in one sitting since she was so drawn into the story. The characters are well written, historically accurate, and fun to read. Having given several copies of this book away as gifts I can heartily say that I recommend it as well as all of her other books.

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  • bonnie
  • PROVO, UTAH, United States
  • 03-13-12

I love this book.

Would you listen to Persian Pickle Club again? Why?

I have read the book before and I enjoyed listening to it this time.

What did you like best about this story?

How loyal the members of the Persian Pickle Club are to one another. I love how they kept confidences.

Which scene was your favorite?

Where the Road to Californi' quilt is left for Queenie and the final scene.

Any additional comments?

Loved the book

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  • Esther
  • Arlington, TX, United States
  • 12-12-11

Persian Pickle: Good Historical Fiction Read

If you could sum up Persian Pickle Club in three words, what would they be?

Protective Loyal Friendship

What other book might you compare Persian Pickle Club to and why?

It reminds me of a very mild version of

What does Ali Ahn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her voice has a touch of antiquity to it without sounding old, being that the narrator was a young woman in the 1930s.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The edge of my seat came when the narrator and Rita were confronted on the road.

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Classic Sandra Dallas storytelling!!!

Felt like I was in the room with the Pickles! Edge of my seat waiting to know what would happen next!

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If I hear that phrase once more I'll lose it!

The title and focus of the novel was of a group of 19th century women who bonded during their quilting meetings. They refer to themselves as the Persian Pickle Club.
The character who narrates constantly mentioned this club. I just hated it. Hundreds of phrases about "the Persian Pickles, she's a Persian Pickle after all, it's my turn to host the Persian Pickle Club" and so on. My complaint maybe lame however I've never had a book title annoy me so.

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  • Julia
  • Gulfport, MS, United States
  • 12-08-16

Excellent

Great story to listen to while doing handwork. It makes the time fly by while working. I found myself smiling at the tight friendship.

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Fun story

This was a super cute story, very fun to listen to! The narrator did a great job. I would recommend it for a fun, light read!

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