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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,786 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandra Dallas Narrator: Ali Ahn Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 1995 ISBN: 9781440790843
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The bestselling author of Alice’s Tulips and other popular novels, Sandra Dallas exhibits a well-honed talent for evoking the past. In The Persian Pickle Club, Dallas transports listeners to 1930s Kansas, where a club of quilters welcomes a new member—and then must turn to each other for support when a startling secret comes to light.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A colorful exploration of Depression-era Kansas and the meaning of friendship. New York Times Book Review

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Raelene | 2/20/2014

    " Not a book I would have picked, and not necessarily one I would have finished either. This is a genre my mother-in-law would enjoy - a bit of mystery, a bit of history, a bit of quilting, but unfortunately also a lot of fluff. Right from the beginning the author seemed to be trying too hard to write too much without moving the story along. The real plot comes much too late and then is often forgotten in anecdotal tidbits. Also - the ending is ambiguous - did she or did she not? I suppose that's the point, but still. In all, not terrible, but not not good either. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ramona Fontenot | 2/10/2014

    " I'm looking forward to reading this book - actually I'm going to request at my local library. I think I found a new author - this is the same author as The Diary of Mattie Spencer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 2/8/2014

    " I want to know what happens to these ladies next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Summer Larson | 2/3/2014

    " There is an interesting paradox among women my age (35). We romanticize and revere homemaking skills and sisterhood among women in literature, then we treat them with disdain in real life. In college it was practically a contest to see who knew the least about cooking, cleaning and sewing-now we are all reading books like "The Persian Pickle Club" where quilting is queen. This book was a light, entertaining mystery that taps into our inner longing to belong to a sisterhood of homemakers. However, the idealism gave me the impression that the author never really has belonged to such a group. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 2/2/2014

    " This was a 2.5 star book for me. I thought there were some clever parts and I could feel the placement of 1930's Midwest small farm community as accurante to the time. Like many books it falls into the I enjoyed it, but I'm not running out to suggest it to my friends. I liked the folksy conversations and the descriptions of the dry and rainless time that was during the depression. It was a huge challenge to run and keep a farm going for those families and I can relate since my grandparents and parents went through that in Iowa. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Watts | 1/30/2014

    " I am currently reading this....not as good as Prayers for sale but still enjoying the characters and the quilting stories! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 1/28/2014

    " A wonderful story of the Great Depression, and the friendship of a group of Kansas farm women that carries them through these difficult times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/28/2014

    " It was a good book club read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 1/27/2014

    " I have to honestly tell you that I am just 20 pages into this story and there are already 19 (NINETEEN) CHARACTERS to keep track of. I have had to make a list inside the cover of the book just to try and keep things straight. I hope that in the end I can edit this rating and give it higher marks, but I think it deserves only one or two stars just for being so confusing. BEWARE. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 1/20/2014

    " Cute little book with some surprises. I had a smile on my face through most of it as I "heard" the characters talking. The characters names and descriptions were enjoyable too. I was not familiar with this author before but now see that she has written a number of books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Leonard | 1/6/2014

    " Thanks for sharing,Lynne. A little mystery stitched with friendship & loyalty. Small town, big heart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celeste | 1/5/2014

    " Fun read with gossipy people "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene | 1/3/2014

    " Good story of depression times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kataklicik | 12/28/2013

    " Began a little iffy, but moved on to gather enough interest to maintain reading momentum. I could appreciate the era, the quilting circle, the friendships, the weird twists that took place as a result of those friendships. Easy book to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 12/23/2013

    " There were so many characters in this book, I didn't feel like I "knew" them except maybe at the very end. The story was okay, but not really captivating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 12/3/2013

    " this was a great easy read, during the dust bowl era, good friends although they may not agree with each other but are there in the time of need. They certainly take care of each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 11/23/2013

    " I read this many years ago (I've guessed the date), but I remember how much I liked the descriptions of the people and the place, I almost felt like i was there. Even now I recommend it to people looking for a nice, easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 11/16/2013

    " A short, easy read. A sweet, friendship story with a few stressful violent moments and a surprising twist at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 8/24/2013

    " A persian pickle is a paisley...did you know that? I liked this story. I like Sandra Dallas' style of writing. Fun book about a group of quilting ladies in a small town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeeva | 7/19/2013

    " I found it slightly hard to read because of the language in the thirties but it was also a good insight into life in the 30s. It was a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamra | 10/7/2012

    " This was a wonderfully light, frothy read. It was a fun story, with women supporting women and not judging each other with a littly mystry thrown in to make it all a little more exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie Murrell | 6/19/2012

    " The Persian Pickle Club is about friendship and loyalty during the depression. The characters are quilters, which made me think it would be a pretty light read, but it had plenty of substance. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 3/9/2012

    " This is a book that is continually read in book clubs. It was one of the few books recommended by a book club that I had not read. It was an entertaining story about friendship and sisterhood in small communities. It made me wish that I had some interest in quilting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 12/18/2011

    " I loved, loved this book. It was a romp. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jana | 8/11/2011

    " I was very disappointed by this book. The story and characters had promise, but it was poorly written. The dialogue was awkward and silly and there was a lack of consistency in the attitudes & life details of the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlys | 7/26/2011

    " I enjoyed reading this book but we will never know who killed Ben Crook! We know the why, just not the who! But when you get to the end you find it doesn't really matter so much. : ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 barbara | 1/10/2011

    " I enjoyed the story.... all about so many different lives. I however didn't care for the narrator. I would rather read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 11/20/2010

    " We read this for book group. I loved the way the women pulled together in their quilting club, and I liked the depression era setting and the mystery element. I thought there were a few holes, but overall it was a very enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Mitchell | 11/16/2010

    " Loved the mystery plot and the characters though it did take some work to keep track of them all. Great ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlene | 11/13/2010

    " This was a great, fun, quick read. Really great voice. Says a lot about friendship. "

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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

Ali Ahn is a film, television, and voice actor. Her acting credits include appearances on Law & Order, Ugly Betty, White Collar, and Zero Hour. She has also narrated numerous audio books, such as Honolulu by Alan Brennert, This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen, Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas, and Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart.