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3.34 out of 53.34 out of 53.34 out of 53.34 out of 53.34 out of 5 3.34 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandra Dallas Narrator: Nicole Poole Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN: 9781440791154
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Sandra Dallas, bestselling author of The Persian Pickle Club, weaves an intricate and sophisticated tale in New Mercies. Nora Bondurant is divorced—unfathomable for a woman in 1933—and has inherited a house from a dead aunt she never even knew existed. But when she travels to Mississippi to claim her inheritance, she finds her eccentric neighbors would rather help her acquire a new husband than reveal the secrets surrounding her aunt’s death. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Dallas has crafted a honey-and-Spanish-moss-tinged tale certain to please gentle fiction readers who don't mind a little mystery. --Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Temaire' | 2/19/2014

    " Another good book from Sandra Dallas. It had a lot of things that suprised me, and I really liked that. The one thing that I had a hard time with was remembering that it was set in the 1930's. The way that she talked about it made me picture it in our time. That was one thing that I wish were different. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 2/17/2014

    " Another easy read for the summer. Not as good as The persian pickle club, but worth the read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Goddardcc | 2/16/2014

    " Cute story. Great lead in for a sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 2/7/2014

    " Kept me guessing until the very end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keilani Ludlow | 1/21/2014

    " I think this is my second fav. of her books. Persian Pickle Club is first. A woman finds out about an inheritance from an unknown great-aunt in the South in the 1930's. She leaves Denver to (unknowingly) discover her past at a time when her present is painful at best. Small spoiler - there is a limited homosexual element in the book. Other than that, it's an interesting read, and as always with her books, a fascinating glimpse into a different time period. I also like that not only is it a different time period, but since the primary character is from Denver, but visiting the "deep south", you really see the difference in two very very different cultures that exist at the same time and in the same country. Definitely an engaging read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marguerite | 1/21/2014

    " My favorite line in the book came when the main character meets a man who asks her for change. The character ignores him and the man calls out to her "Hey snooty lady, Jesus loves you." When I read this line, I remembered hearing Sandra Dallas speak and she talked about this line and how it was a personal experience she weaved into her story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/19/2014

    " Excellent book! Another winner from Sandra Dallas. Surprises around every corner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Readstoomuch | 1/18/2014

    " I really did enjoy reading this one from Sandra Dallas . . . I like each of the books that I have read that Ms. Dallas has written. this one has a really nice story line and good character development. My interest in it never flagged and I enjoyed it to the end. I love books written about the South and this one had some doozies of characters! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 1/6/2014

    " Pretty good, I just like her style of writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Quenta | 1/6/2014

    " A fun mystery in a great setting but still not my favorite Sandra Dallas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Hand | 12/31/2013

    " Good story set in Natchez in the 1930's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arae316 | 12/27/2013

    " Not one of my favorites. Just had a harder time immersing myself in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 11/30/2013

    " This was a fair read. I did not like it as well as Dallas' older books, The Chili Queen or The Persian Pickle Club, but it was a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 10/17/2013

    " Quick, interesting read -- great for the plane! I sometimes felt like she'd found an intersting tidbit about the area while doing her research, and then included it in a forced kind of way, but for the most part it flowed well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie Goffard | 8/30/2013

    " Loved this book and her writing style. It was one of those that was hard to put down. Will definitely read other books written by her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amytude | 1/2/2013

    " 10 pages in I will let you know "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 10/10/2012

    " A little mystery, a little romance and intrigue. I have liked everything by this author but my favorite is still Tallgrass. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 10/4/2012

    " I am loving this book...another deep south mystery where everyone has skeletons in their closets!!! My kind of book.:0 Hopefully the ending will be satisfying!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 9/26/2012

    " I generally like books by Sandra Dallas, and enjoyed that this one was a bit of a mystery. I like the concept of "new mercies", those little things that help you heal and move on from something difficult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Waggonerdebbie | 8/6/2012

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I live in the south and it was good to see it from another perspective, and from another time. Makes me want to go to Natchez. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacy | 7/26/2012

    " Book set in the 1930's, the Old South, Natchez plantation homes...should LOVE this book! A bit slow, the book never seems to pick up the pace. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mimi | 11/15/2011

    " I was disappointed because I have read other books by this author that were much better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 7/21/2011

    " I enjoy any book by Sandra Dallas and this was no exception. Keeps one engrossed with a delightful mystery and a fortunate change of life for the heroine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 5/19/2011

    " Another Sandra Dallas book I enjoyed. Makes me think of all my new mercies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 4/6/2011

    " I enjoy any book by Sandra Dallas and this was no exception. Keeps one engrossed with a delightful mystery and a fortunate change of life for the heroine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 3/18/2011

    " Nice story. I liked the way the author thread the past into the present... not taking away from the present. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lolly (Claudia) | 3/15/2011

    " I usually really like Sandra Dallas but I didn't like this one. It moves very slowly and I didn't like the basis story line. I would not recommend this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alysia | 3/3/2011

    " It took me a long time to care about the characters in this book. By the time I started to care about them, the main character tells about why she divorced her husband (because she found him in bed with another man)....I just found it really disturbing even though it was very vague. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/28/2010

    " I read another book by this author, Chilli Queen. I didn't like it at all. But this was a nice book with 2 plots that complimented each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 11/25/2010

    " Not one of my favorites of Dallas' books but a solid, enjoyable read. I figured out most of the mystery, but I still enjoyed the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 11/24/2010

    " Not my favorite Sandra Dallas book. Okay. Not a nice surprise towards the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carly | 11/8/2010

    " I think I might have to switch to biography mode. I'm having a hard time focusing these days on made-up stories where the ending is easily predicted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 10/23/2010

    " Story about family and relationships. I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 10/9/2010

    " Great Southern story told in super Sandra Dallas style - It doesn't get much better than that ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 9/26/2010

    " Sandra Dallas has created a memorable community of characters and shares a real understanding of southern culture in the 1930's, as we witness the evolution of Nora Bondurant's perspective of her life and where she belongs. "

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About the Author
Author Sandra Dallas

Sandra Dallas is the bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction works. She received a degree in journalism from the University of Denver and was a reporter at BusinessWeek for twenty-five years, eventually becoming the publication’s first female bureau chief. Dallas wrote a number of nonfiction works early in her career, including Gaslights and Gingerbread, Sacred Paint: Ned Jacob, and Yesterday’s Denver. She ventured into fiction writing in the 1990s, beginning with Buster Midnight’s Cafe; since then, she has gone on to write many successful novels, including True Sisters and Prayers for Sale, which were both New York Times bestsellers. Her works have been translated into over a dozen languages, and she was dubbed a “quintessential American voice” by Vogue magazine. Dallas lives in Denver and Georgetown, Colorado with her husband, Bob.

About the Narrator

Nicole Poole is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator, commercial voice talent, veteran soundpainter, and owner of the O. Gail Poole Collection. She is also a staunch supporter of the arts and travels around the globe with a mobile recording studio.