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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,652 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: March 2010 ISBN: 9781440792564
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New York Times bestselling author Sandra Dallas sets this 1920s tale in a small mining town near Colorado’s majestic Tenmile Range. As nine children walk home from school, a spring avalanche thunders down from Jubilee Mountain—burying everything in its path. This compelling novel of survival, redemption, and faith skillfully reveals the backstory of each family affected by this tragedy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In the capable hands of Sandra Dallas, readers are treated to a race-against-the-clock adventure tale as well as an intricate history of the early twentieth century in the still slightly untamed west.”

    Bookreporter.com

  • “Dallas’…latest truly leaves a mark on readers’ souls. Using her hallmark clean, clear prose, Dallas portrays the gamut of emotions her characters experience and delivers a quietly eloquent and powerful story about how a town reacts to a devastating tragedy. This is a book that resonates with those who want to be touched.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “[Dallas’] sense of time and place is pitch perfect and her affection for her characters infectious.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Selected for the April 2010 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanie | 2/20/2014

    " Couldn't put this one down. I was so intrigued with the characters & how it would all come together in the end. I loved the overall theme of kindness and how tragedy can bring the most different of people together. (sad that it takes tragedy but such is life!). This is the second of her novels I've read and look forward to more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna Fletcher | 2/9/2014

    " I liked the way it was several different storie that then come together. Easy light reading. Good for a plane or a beach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Lias | 2/8/2014

    " I liked this book; I've liked all her books but it was sad. It's hard to read a book knowing that children are going to die. Good but not a "feel good" read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 2/6/2014

    " I love Sandra Dallas's books. They're so easily readable, but they aren't sappy romances or your typical chicklit, so there's no guilt! In this one, set yet again in Colorado, you learn from the beginning that an avalanche has swept up nine children and only four survive. Then she switched over to long stories about the parents of each of these kids, which kind of annoyed me, but when they started pulling kids out of the snow and I found myself pulling for some of the parents, you kind of realize what she was doing. Is one parent more or less deserving of a miracle based on the life they've led?? It was an interesting thing to think about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terrah | 1/31/2014

    " I really admire Sandra Dallas' storytelling capabilities. I just wish she didn't have feel a need to include a (reluctant) mining town prostitute in about half of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffunny | 1/28/2014

    " A great, easy read. I cruised through it in a few days and really enjoyed it. In a small Colorado town in 1920 an avalanche occurs trapping 9 small children on their way home from school. It then goes on to tell the back stories of each of the 6 parents whose children are trapped so you understand why they live there and where they are coming from. Then it shows how they all come together during the crisis. This was our book club book but I will now go and check out more of her books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lolly (Claudia) | 1/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book about an avalanche which affected a small Colorado mining town. The character development was very good and the story line was interesting and flowed well. I enjoy most of Sandra Dallas' books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dory | 1/10/2014

    " One of my favorites from Sandra Dallas. I fell in love with the characters. "

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

    " I love Sandra Dallas, but this book was just too sad. I won't be passing it on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candi Richardson | 12/30/2013

    " Loved this book! A marvelous job just like with Prayers for Sale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/5/2013

    " I enjoyed listening to this book. Sandra Dallas always does a great job of interweaving her characters' stories to make an interesting conclusion. The ending of this book was full of hope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Houston Fields | 11/11/2013

    " A tragedy is about to occur in a small mining town in mounttains of CO. Ms. Dallas artfully weaves together the lives of the people who are there on that fateful day. Well done! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 9/16/2013

    " I really liked this book. I like how the author brings all of the characters together in the ending. Would give it 4 1/2 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kathy | 9/7/2013

    " If you like a book that has good character development, this would be a good choice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille Laplaca-Post | 7/22/2013

    " Read this book right after I came from a trip to Colorado and felt like I was still there. Historical fiction about an avalanche in 1920. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 7/2/2013

    " Very good story about life in a mountain gold mining town in 1920. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 4/29/2013

    " At first I didn't think I was going to be able to get into this book but after the first chapter I couldn't put it down. What a great story with interesting characters. It was sad, but still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela Pickering | 9/6/2012

    " More vignette than story. The novel largely discusses the histories of the adults whose children are caught in an avalanche versus the incident of the avalache itself. The major themes of the novel: loss, forgiveness, redemption, and coping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Sieloff simpson | 3/14/2012

    " Great story of a local author. Loved reading about landmarks in CO. Most f the book describes the background of the parents of the children that got caught in the avalanche. Everything is wrapped up in a mostly happy ending at then end. Loved the flow of the book. I will read more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Jensen | 12/11/2011

    " An intriguing read as always. Sandra Dallas never disappoints. Beautifully written. Sad but not maudlin. Memorable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marita | 5/21/2011

    " This random pick form the library shelf proved to be very enjoyable to listen to. Compelling story of life and loss in a Colorado mining town set in the 1920s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 5/7/2011

    " An intriguing read as always. Sandra Dallas never disappoints. Beautifully written. Sad but not maudlin. Memorable characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 5/6/2011

    " Story of a mining town in Colorado that has an avalanche. 9 children caught in the avalanche and the stories leading up to the event.

    Not my favorite Sandra Dallas book, bur it was ok. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanne | 5/2/2011

    " didn't enjoy this as much as i did tallgrass. found this one just so/so "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorna | 4/29/2011

    " I became so emotionally involved with the charaters that when I reached the half-way point I could not put the book down until I'd finished it. Thanks to my niece who rated it highly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 4/24/2011

    " Very good story about life in a mountain gold mining town in 1920. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlene | 4/18/2011

    " Ok. Not her best book but still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 4/18/2011

    " I enjoyed listening to this book. Sandra Dallas always does a great job of interweaving her characters' stories to make an interesting conclusion. The ending of this book was full of hope. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 4/11/2011

    " I liked this book; I've liked all her books but it was sad. It's hard to read a book knowing that children are going to die. Good but not a "feel good" read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandie | 4/10/2011

    " This book was very moving, mainly because of the way people's lives changed through the shared tragedy that brought out the best in them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 3/30/2011

    " Just found Sandra Dallas' books. This is a must read. Excellent "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 3/27/2011

    " This is a great story. Its very tragic and I cried, but overall it's good. I loved the in-depth views into the characters' pasts. I guess it's true that we all have secrets that we keep hidden from the world around us. "

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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.