Tallgrass

Sandra Dallas

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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. 

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The summer I was thirteen, the Japanese came to Ellis. Not Ellis, exactly, but to the old Tallgrass Ranch, which the government had turned into a relocation camp. Tallgrass was a mile and a half from Ellis, less than a mile past our farm, and it was one of the camps the government was building then to house the Japanese. In early 1942, the Japanese on the West Coast had been rounded up and incarcerated in places such as the Santa Anita race-track. Those destined for Colorado waited there until streets had been bladed into the yucca and sagebrush at Tallgrass, guard towers and barracks thrown

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Sandra Dallas' novel Tallgrass. During Word 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. Part thriller, part historical novel, Tallgrass is a riveting exploration of the darkest---and best---parts of the human heart.

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Sandra Dallas

Award-winning author Sandra Dallas was dubbed “a quintessential American voice” by Jane Smiley, in Vogue Magazine. She is the author of The Bride’s House, Whiter Than Snow, and Prayers for Sale, among others. Her novels have been translated into a dozen languages and optioned for films. She is the recipient of the Women Writing the West Willa Award and the two-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award. For 25 years, Dallas worked as a reporter covering the Rocky Mountain region for Business Week, and started writing fiction in 1990. She lives with her husband in Denver, Colorado.

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Tallgrass
Sandra Dallas

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Spur Awards - Winner, WILLA Literary Award - Finalist

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
February 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312360207
ISBN10: 0312360207
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$14.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

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Macmillan Audio
April 2007
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427200464
ISBN10: 1427200467
Audio Run Time: 8:30
$14.99

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St. Martin's Press
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429917179
ISBN10: 1429917172
320 pages
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