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Publisher Comments:

An essential American novel from Sandra Dallas, an unparalleled writer of our history, and our deepest emotions...

During World War II, a family finds life turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, all eyes (and suspicions) turn to the newcomers, the interlopers, the strangers.

This is Tallgrass as Rennie Stroud has never seen it before. She has just turned thirteen and, until this time, life has pretty much been what her father told her it should be: predictable and fair. But now the winds of change are coming and, with them, a shift in her perspective. And Rennie will discover secrets that can destroy even the most sacred things.

Part thriller, part historical novel, Tallgrass is a riveting exploration of the darkest — and best — parts of the human heart.

Review:

"An ugly murder is central to this compelling historical, but the focus is on one appealing family, the Strouds, in the backwater town of Ellis, Colo. Soon after Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government rounded up all the Japanese residents of the West Coast and shipped them off to 'internment camps' for the duration of the war. One of the camps is Tallgrass, based on an actual Colorado camp, as Dallas (The Chili Queen) explains in her acknowledgments. The major discomforts and petty indignities these (mostly) American citizens had to endure are viewed through the clear eyes of a young girl who lives on a nearby farm, Rennie Stroud. Rennie's obvious love of family slowly extends itself to the Japanese house and field helpers the Strouds receive permission to hire. The final surprise is the who and why of the murder itself. Dallas's terrific characters, unerring ear for regional dialects and ability to evoke the sights and sounds of the 1940s make this a special treat. Author tour. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Sandra Dallas tells us, in a note at the front of this novel, that Tallgrass, a fictionalized internment camp for Japanese civilians during World War II, is based on Amache, a real-life camp set up in rural southeast Colorado. She was inspired to write this particular book only recently: 'The Iraq war was under way at the time ... and the news was filled with disturbing stories of men being held without... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Review:

"[Dallas] renders a dramatic...coming-of-age tale in which ignorance breeds malice, with brutal results." Booklist

Review:

"Dallas's strong, provocative novel is a moving examination of prejudice and fear that addresses issues of community discord, abuse, and rape." Library Journal

Review:

"A well-spun but familiar tale." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

A compelling new book from Sandra Dallas that "will undoubtedly draw apt comparisons with such novels as To Kill A Mockingbird and Snow Falling on Cedars"*
 
*William Kent Krueger, author of the prize-winning Corcoran O'Connor novels

Synopsis:

During Word War II, a family fnds life turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, all eyes (and suspicions) turn to the newcomers, the interlopers, the strangers.

This is her town as Rennie Stroud has never seen it before. She has just turned thirteen and, until this time, life has pretty much been what her father told her it should be: predictable and fair. But now the winds of change are coming and, with them, a shift in her perspective. And Rennie will discover secrets that can destroy even the most sacred things.

Part thriller, part historical novel, Tallgrass is a riveting exploration of the darkest---and best---parts of the human heart. 

Synopsis:

An essential American novel from Sandra Dallas, an unparalleled writer of our history, and our deepest emotions...

During World War II, a family finds life turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, all eyes (and suspicions) turn to the newcomers, the interlopers, the strangers.

This is Tallgrass as Rennie Stroud has never seen it before. She has just turned thirteen and, until this time, life has pretty much been what her father told her it should be: predictable and fair. But now the winds of change are coming and, with them, a shift in her perspective. And Rennie will discover secrets that can destroy even the most sacred things.

Part thriller, part historical novel, Tallgrass is a riveting exploration of the darkest--and best--parts of the human heart.

 

About the Author

Sandra Dallas is the author of seven novels, including The Persian Pickle Club and New Mercies. She is a former Denver bureau chief for BusinessWeek magazine and lives in Denver, Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312360191
Author:
Dallas, Sandra
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Author:
King, Lorelei
Subject:
General
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
FIC044000
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Thrillers/Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070403
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 CD, 8.5 hours
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.75 x 0.97 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "An ugly murder is central to this compelling historical, but the focus is on one appealing family, the Strouds, in the backwater town of Ellis, Colo. Soon after Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government rounded up all the Japanese residents of the West Coast and shipped them off to 'internment camps' for the duration of the war. One of the camps is Tallgrass, based on an actual Colorado camp, as Dallas (The Chili Queen) explains in her acknowledgments. The major discomforts and petty indignities these (mostly) American citizens had to endure are viewed through the clear eyes of a young girl who lives on a nearby farm, Rennie Stroud. Rennie's obvious love of family slowly extends itself to the Japanese house and field helpers the Strouds receive permission to hire. The final surprise is the who and why of the murder itself. Dallas's terrific characters, unerring ear for regional dialects and ability to evoke the sights and sounds of the 1940s make this a special treat. Author tour. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[Dallas] renders a dramatic...coming-of-age tale in which ignorance breeds malice, with brutal results."
"Review" by , "Dallas's strong, provocative novel is a moving examination of prejudice and fear that addresses issues of community discord, abuse, and rape."
"Review" by , "A well-spun but familiar tale."
"Synopsis" by ,
A compelling new book from Sandra Dallas that "will undoubtedly draw apt comparisons with such novels as To Kill A Mockingbird and Snow Falling on Cedars"*
 
*William Kent Krueger, author of the prize-winning Corcoran O'Connor novels
"Synopsis" by ,

During Word War II, a family fnds life turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, all eyes (and suspicions) turn to the newcomers, the interlopers, the strangers.

This is her town as Rennie Stroud has never seen it before. She has just turned thirteen and, until this time, life has pretty much been what her father told her it should be: predictable and fair. But now the winds of change are coming and, with them, a shift in her perspective. And Rennie will discover secrets that can destroy even the most sacred things.

Part thriller, part historical novel, Tallgrass is a riveting exploration of the darkest---and best---parts of the human heart. 

"Synopsis" by ,
An essential American novel from Sandra Dallas, an unparalleled writer of our history, and our deepest emotions...

During World War II, a family finds life turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, all eyes (and suspicions) turn to the newcomers, the interlopers, the strangers.

This is Tallgrass as Rennie Stroud has never seen it before. She has just turned thirteen and, until this time, life has pretty much been what her father told her it should be: predictable and fair. But now the winds of change are coming and, with them, a shift in her perspective. And Rennie will discover secrets that can destroy even the most sacred things.

Part thriller, part historical novel, Tallgrass is a riveting exploration of the darkest--and best--parts of the human heart.

 

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