Prayers for Sale

Prayers for Sale

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Drawn to the newly married seventeen-year-old Nit Spindle, who has moved to their small mountain Colorado town to escape the ravages of the Great Depression, octogenarian Hennie Comfort forges a friendship with the young woman based on shared hardships and secrets.

McMillan Palgrave
A powerful novel of the secrets women keep and the lies they tell to survive life in a small, nineteenth-century Colorado mining town.

Hennie Comfort is eighty-six and has lived in the mountains of Middle Swan, Colorado since before it was Colorado. Nit Spindle is just seventeen and newly married. She and her husband have just moved to the high country in search of work. It's 1936 and the depression has ravaged the country and Nit and her husband have suffered greatly. Hennie notices the young woman loitering near the old sign outside of her house that promises "Prayers For Sale". Hennie doesn't sell prayers, never has, but there's something about the young woman that she's drawn to. The harsh conditions of life that each have endured create an instant bond and an unlikely friendship is formed, one in which the deepest of hardships are shared and the darkest of secrets are confessed.
Sandra Dallas has created an unforgettable tale of a friendship between two women, one with surprising twists and turns, and one that is ultimately a revelation of the finest parts of the human spirit.

Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, p2009
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9781427206152
Branch Call Number: CD FIC Dalla 8 discs
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (ca. 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Reed, Maggi-Meg


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Feb 21, 2017

Fantastically written. Each story Henny shares of her life growing up was intriguing, the final issue weighing on her spirit she needed to resolve before leaving Middle Swan was unexpected. Loved it.

Jul 07, 2014

The book provided a great look at histroy, going from the 1800's to the 1930s.

Nov 07, 2013

I enjoyed this book.

Jul 22, 2011

I don't need this book until Oct/11

Mar 27, 2011

Good story, compassion, some what predictible, but a good, clean read.

Aug 17, 2010

"Prayers For Sale" is a story about a woman named Hennie, who formed a good friendship with a young woman who moved really close to her house. They both helped each other, and they shared stories of their own lives, especially Hennie. I liked this book because it was really interesting to read stories of Hennie's life. However in some parts it was really sad. For example, when Hennie's baby died. The story is reallly well written, and I loved the good friendship that both women had, and the way they got to meet each other.

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