2014 marks the 20th anniversary of The Persian Pickle Club, New York Times bestselling author Sandra Dallas’ beloved historical novel about a group of women in 1930s Kansas who form a quilting group and share not only their sewing skills, but lively town gossip and loyal friendships. Dallas’ legion of fans have long been asking her to write another quilting story, and now, in her latest book, A Quilt for Christmas, Dallas has created a wonderful story about a Civil War-era quilting group, whose members are actually the grandmothers of the Persian Pickle Club ladies.
It is 1864 and Eliza Spooner's husband Will has joined the Kansas volunteers to fight the Conferedates, leaving her with their two children and in charge of their home and land. Eliza is confident that he will return home, and she helps pass the months making a special quilt to keep Will warm during his winter months in the army. When the unthinkable happens, she takes in a a woman and child who have been left alone and made vulnerable by the war, and she finds solace and camaraderie amongst the women of her quilting group. And when she is asked to help hide an escaped slave, she must decide for herself what is right, and who can she can count on to help her.
This fall St. Martin's Press will also publish the paperback of Sandra Dallas's Fallen Women and the 20th anniversary edition of The Persian Pickle Club!
Praise for The Persian Pickle Club:
A colorful exploration of Depression-era Kansas and the meaning of friendship." —The New York Times Book Review
"Affecting...A book about how times can never be so hard that they can't be eased when people come together." —Denver Post
Praise for Fallen Women:
"Sure to be snapped up by era fans as well as Dallas' loyal readership." —Booklist
"The author’s depiction of 19th-century Denver, especially its seedier side, is vividly authentic, while the nascent bond between Mick and Beret will have readers eagerly anticipating their next encounter." —Publishers Weekly
SANDRA DALLAS is the author of thirteen novels, including Fallen Women, True Sisters, The Bride's House, Whiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale, Tallgrass and New Mercies. She is a former Denver bureau chief for Business Week magazine and lives in Denver, Colorado. Visit her at www.sandradallas.com