Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sandra Dallas

Sandra Dallas was dubbed “a quintessential American voice” by Jane Smiley, in Vogue Magazine. Her novels with their themes of loyalty, friendship, and human dignity have been translated into a dozen foreign languages and have been optioned for films.

She is the recipient of the Women Writing the West Willa Award for New Mercies, and two-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award, for The Chili Queen and Tallgrass. In addition, she was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Assn. Award, and a four-time finalist for the Women Writing the West Willa Award.

Dallas's novels include Prayers For Sale and The Bride's House.

Last month I asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
I'm reading Waffles by Betty Rosbottom with incredible photographs by Sheri Giblin. I know, I'm supposed to say I'm reading Dostoyevsky or A Tale of Two Cities or that I'm reviewing my notes on War and Peace, but heck, what greater pleasure is there than reading about food. Except eating it, of course. Waffles for Sunday breakfast is a tradition in our house. And Waffles has all sorts of delights-blueberry, pumpkin, and ginger waffles with peaches and cream, dessert waffles with chocolate sauce. Yum!
Learn more about the book and author at Sandra Dallas's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Prayers For Sale.

--Marshal Zeringue