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Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas
Pub. Date: April 2009
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It’s 1936 and the Great Depression has taken its toll. Eighty-six-year-old Hennie Comfort has lived in Middle Swan, Colorado—up in the high country of the snow-covered Rocky Mountains—since before it was Colorado. When she first meets seventeen-year-old Nit Spindle, Hennie is drawn to the young grieving girl. Nit and her husband have come to this small mining town in search of work, but the loneliness and loss Nit feels are almost too much to bear.
One day she notices an old sign that reads “Prayers for sale” in front of Hennie’s house and takes out her last nickel. Hennie doesn’t actually take money for her prayers, never has, but she invites the skinny girl in anyway. The harsh conditions of life that each has endured help them to create an instant bond, and a friendship is born, one in which the deepest of hardships are shared and the darkest of secrets are confessed.
Sandra Dallas has created an unforgettable tale of friendship between two women, one with surprising twists and turns, and one that is ultimately a revelation of the finest parts of the human spirits. A New York Times bestseller, PRAYERS FOR SALE was also a Barnes & Noble Recommends” Selection and an Indie Next Pick (May 2009).Link