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From the critically acclaimed author of Tallgrass comes a powerful novel about an unlikely friendship between two women and the secrets theyve kept in order to survive life in a rugged Colorado mining town.

Its 1936 and the Great Depression has taken its toll. Up in the high country of the snow-covered Rocky Mountains, eighty-six-year-old Hennie Comfort has lived in Middle Swan, Colorado, since before it was Colorado. When she first meets seventeen-year-old Nit Spindle, Hennie is drawn to the grieving young girl. Nit and her husband have come to this small mining town in search of work, but the loneliness and loss Nit feels are almost too much to bear. One day she notices an old sign that reads prayers for sale in front of Hennies house. Hennie doesnt actually take money for her prayers, never has, but she invites the skinny girl in anyway. The harsh conditions of life that each has endured create an instant bond, and a friendship is born, one in which the deepest of hardships are shared and the darkest of secrets are confessed.

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

About the Author

Sandra Dallas is the author of eight novels, including Tallgrass and New Mercies. She is a former Denver bureau chief for Business Week magazine and lives in Denver, Colorado. Visit www.sandradallas.com.

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Joanne Haley, June 3, 2013 (view all comments by Joanne Haley)
I enjoyed this book - it was a fast "summer day" kind of a read to me....it kept me interested as the author builds a relationship between two women who come to love each other like Mother & Daughter. I loved the stories that unfold as Hennie tells of her lifetime with all the colorful events & characters that make her a warm, kind, smart woman of her "day" and any day! Even though many things are tragic and heart wrenching the overall feel of the book to me was a good old fashioned feel good story!
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Joanne Haley, June 3, 2013 (view all comments by Joanne Haley)
I enjoyed this book - it was a fast "summer day" kind of a read to me....it kept me interested as the author builds a relationship between two women who come to love each other like Mother & Daughter. I loved the stories that unfold as Hennie tells of her lifetime with all the colorful events & characters that make her a warm, kind, smart woman of her "day" and any day! Even though many things are tragic and heart wrenching the overall feel of the book to me was a good old fashioned feel good story!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781250000583
Author:
Dallas, Sandra
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Subject:
Historical
Publication Date:
20110524
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.61 x 3.79 x 0.995 in

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