The Persian Pickle Club
It is the 1930s, and hard times have hit Harveyville, Kansas, where the crops are burning up, and there's not a job to be found. For Queenie Bean, a young farm wife, a highlight of each week is the gathering of the Persian Pickle Club, a group of local ladies dedicated to improving their minds,... show more
It is the 1930s, and hard times have hit Harveyville, Kansas, where the crops are burning up, and there's not a job to be found. For Queenie Bean, a young farm wife, a highlight of each week is the gathering of the Persian Pickle Club, a group of local ladies dedicated to improving their minds, exchanging gossip, and putting their quilting skills to good use. When a new member of the club stirs up a dark secret, the women must band together to support and protect one another. In her magical, memorable novel, Sandra Dallas explores the ties that unite women through good times and bad.
Publish date: 1996-09-15
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 196
Edition language: English
This was an impulse purchase at one of my local library sales, I think. It's set in 1930's Kentucky during the dust bowl years and featured friendship and quilts. How bad could it be? Turns out not bad at all - it was excellent. AND what they don't tell you on the cover is that there's a myster...
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I enjoyed this book but it wasn't my favorite by this author. I just finished reading The Diary of Mattie Spenser by the same author and it was wonderful, wonderful!
I don't know if it's really fair to call The Persian Pickle Club a mystery book. There is a mystery in it, but the real story is about love and friendship. I thought that the characterization of the people in this close-knit Kansas farming community was wonderful. The Persian Pickle Club is like a...
First line - The first time she saw the members of the Persian Pickle Club, Rita told me after I got to know her, she thought we looked just like a bunch of setting hens.Twee it was, as many female novels tend to be, however worth more than those spilt milk 1* reviews one trips over.-------------Whe...