Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday: WHITER THAN SNOW by Sandra Dallas


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Pub. Date: March 30, 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover, 320pp
Sales Rank: 98,806
ISBN-13: 9780312600150
ISBN: 0312600151

About the book (from the publisher):
FromThe New York Times bestselling author of Prayers for Sale comes the moving and powerful story of a small town after a devastating avalanche, and the life changing effects it has on the people who live there.

Whiter Than Snow opens in 1920, on a spring afternoon in Swandyke, a small town near Colorado’s Tenmile Range. Just moments after four o’clock, a large split of snow separates from Jubilee Mountain high above the tiny hamlet and hurtles down the rocky slope, enveloping everything in its path including nine young children who are walking home from school. But only four children survive. Whiter Than Snow takes you into the lives of each of these families: There’s Lucy and Dolly Patch—two sisters, long estranged by a shocking betrayal. Joe Cobb, Swandyke’s only black resident, whose love for his daughter Jane forces him to flee Alabama. There’s Grace Foote, who hides secrets and scandal that belies her genteel façade. And Minder Evans, a civil war veteran who considers his cowardice his greatest sin. Finally, there’s Essie Snowball, born Esther Schnable to conservative Jewish parents, but who now works as a prostitute and hides her child’s parentage from all the world.

Ultimately, each story serves as an allegory to the greater theme of the novel by echoing that fate, chance, and perhaps even divine providence, are all woven into the fabric of everyday life. And it’s through each character’s defining moment in his or her past that the reader understands how each child has become its parent’s purpose for living. In the end, it’s a novel of forgiveness, redemption, survival, faith and family.
 
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SANDRA DALLAS is the author of nine novels, including Prayers for Sale, Tallgrass and New Mercies. She is a former Denver bureau chief for Business Week magazine and lives in Denver, Colorado.

14 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Sounds like a good one!

Mary said...

I'll watch for this book - sounds like it could be really good!

Jill said...

I've never read anything by this author before...but I'm intrigued. It's going on the list!

Alayne said...

This looks like a great pick! Thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This one sounds very good. It is going on my list for sure!

Diane said...

Gwen...I'm waiting for this one too. I've enjoyed her books in the past.

Nina said...

Sounds nice and the cover is okay!

Nina said...

Sounds nice and the cover is okay!

Corrine said...

This one sounds really good. I've added it to my list. Thanks! :)

Lady Quinlan said...

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Dar said...

This one sounds fantastic! Great pick.

inthehammockblog said...

I saw this on someone else's wow this week! Looks great!

Zibilee said...

This does sound like a fantastic pick! I will be looking for this one when it comes out! Thanks!

Zibilee said...

This does sound like a fantastic pick! I will be looking for this one when it comes out! Thanks!