Her new novel is Fallen Women.
A couple of weeks ago I asked Dallas about what she was reading. Her reply:
I’m half-way through Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard, the story of the murder of President James Garfield by the madman Charles Guiteau. It’s my husband’s book, and I picked it up by default. My sister said once that hell for us is being someplace without a book. Since there was nothing else in the house to take with me on a trip, I chose this book. Besides, I’d heard that Guiteau’s former wife had a Colorado connection and was curious about that. Destiny of the Republic is a superb history/biography of Garfield and of the delusional Guiteau, who thought he’d be hailed as a hero for ridding the country of the President. I knew as much about Garfield as I did about Millard Fillmore and was surprised to learn that Garfield was a brilliant but modest man who tried to rid the republic of the spoils system. I can only wonder what America would be like if he had lived.Visit Sandra Dallas's website and follow her on Facebook.
Writers Read: Sandra Dallas (May 2011).