Prayers for Sale

Prayers for Sale

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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
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.


Blackwell North Amer
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.
This novel tells the 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.

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. By the author of Tallgrass.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009/04/14
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312385187
0312385188
Branch Call Number: FICTION DALLAS
Characteristics: 305 p

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marsar11
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.

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trishad1
Jul 07, 2014

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

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Ljenki07
Nov 07, 2013

I enjoyed this book.

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Jul 22, 2011

I don't need this book until Oct/11

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JWCleary
Mar 27, 2011

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

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Nubia
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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