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Sarah's Quilt

A Novel of Sarah Agnes Prine and the Arizona Territories, 1906

Nancy E. Turner

St. Martin's Griffin

In These Is My Words, Sarah Agnes Prine told the spellbinding story of an extraordinary pioneer woman and her struggle to make a home in the Arizona Territories. Now, in this mesmerizing sequel, a three-year drought has made Sarah desperate for water. And just when it seems that life couldn't get worse, she learns that her brother and his family are trapped in the Great San Francisco Earthquake. A heartwarming blend of stubbornness and compassion, Sarah Agnes Prine will once again capture the hearts of readers everywhere.

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Praise for Nancy E. Turner and Sarah Agnes Prine

Sarah's Quilt
 
"Older, tougher, wiser, Sarah enchants with her plainspoken energy and honesty. The title may suggest a gentle tale of domestic comfort, but the book is as straightforward, gritty and persistent as the woman who inspires it and as memorable as the landscape where she carves out her life."
- Publishers Weekly 
 
"Robust, authentic, and exciting as its predecessor . . . a vividly conjured picture of her place and time."
- Booklist
 
"Authentic in its detail, the novel's pace and intriguing cast of characters are reminiscent of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove. A sensitive, vibrant story about the strength of love and family told in the voice of a woman who must be reckoned with."
- Denver Post
 
"If you want a picture of what life was like back then, look no further. Authentic in feel, [this] is convincing historic fiction. The armchair traveler is in for an exciting trip."
- The New Mexican

"Hard times, danger, love, well-defined characters and a strong sense of place all merge to form the heart of this realistic novel."
- Dallas Morning News

"All the enduring elements of the mystery that is life on earth can be found between the pages of this book. It is a perfectly authentic story, beautifully executed by its author."
- Michael Blake, author of Dances with Wolves and The Holy Road

"Gritty Sarah Elliot, who lassoed our hearts in These Is My Words, proves that women as well as men tamed the West."
- Sandra Dallas, author of The Diary of Mattie Spenser

"Sarah Prine is the real article . . . the kind of woman that any real man will cherish, if he's lucky enough to find her, and smart enough to know it."

- Don Coldsmith, author of the Spanish Bit Saga

"Action-packed. . . . We'd trust [Sarah's] judgment if a wildfire were running straight at us. We're in good hands, calloused and strong. Turner has lived in Sarah's landscape and writes with a sharp eye for the fine points of the times."

- Tucson Guide Quarterly


These Is My Words

"Nancy E. Turner approaches the fine qualities of Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer-winning Lonesome Dove. The two books share unforgettable characters, a grand sweep of history, adventure, love, and emotion so real that you feel it. These Is My Words is a book not to miss."
- Omaha World-Herald

"Incredibly vivid and real."
- Rosamunde Pilcher, author of The Shell Seekers

"[These Is My Words] says more about America than Gone with the Wind, and I'd put it up there with To Kill a Mockingbird. It is moving, funny, and rings very true."
- Mary Stewart, author of The Crystal Cave

"Readers who enjoyed Sandra Dallas's The Diary of Mattie Spenser are sure to love this one."
- Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Nancy E. Turner

  • Sarah's Quilt is Nancy Turner's sequel to These Is My Words, both inspired by family stories about her great-grandmother, who retired from running a cattle ranch at the age of eighty-five.
  • Nancy E. Turner © Johnny Wyatt, J&J Photography
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    Sarah's Quilt

    A Novel of Sarah Agnes Prine and the Arizona Territories, 1906

    Nancy E. Turner

    WILLA Literary Award - Finalist
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    St. Martin's Griffin

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