Sandra Dallas The Persian Pickle Club

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The Persian Pickle Club

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It is the 1930s and hard times have hit Harveyville, Kansas. For Queenie, a young farm wife, the highlight of her week is the meeting of the Persian Pickle Club (named after a favorite quilting pattern), a group of local women who get together to gossip and quilt. The club gains a new member from Denver with a penchant for investigation, and the Pickles face the revelation of a long kept secret. Simultaneous hardcover release from St. Martin's Press. 2 cassettes.

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About the Author:

Sandra Dallas is the author of Alice's Tulips, The Diary of Mattie Spenser, and Buster Midnight's Cafe. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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This entertaining second novel from the author of the well-received Buster Midnight's Cafe could be a sleeper. Set in Depression-era Kansas and made vivid with the narrator's humorous down-home voice, it's a story of loyalty and friendship in a women's quilting circle. Young farm wife Queenie Bean tells about the brief membership of a city girl named Rita, whose boredom with country living and aspirations to be an investigative reporter lead her to unearth secrets in the close-knit group, called the Persian Pickle Club after a coveted paisley print. Queenie's desire to win Rita's friendship ("We were chickens... and Rita was a hummingbird") clashes with her loyalty to the Pickles when Rita tries to solve the murder of a member's husband, in the process unearthing complicated relationships among the women who meet each week to quilt and read aloud to each other. The result is a simple but endearing story that depicts small-town eccentricities with affection and adds dazzle with some late-breaking surprises. Dallas hits all the right notes, combining an authentic look at the social fabric of Depression-era life with a homespun suspense story. Film rights to Norman Twain Productions; Literary Guild alternate selection.
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