From the author of "Persian Pickle Club" Sandra Dallas has written a new book called "Tallgrass". I have read all of her novels and there is not a clinker in the bunch! Now I come to find put she has also written 13 non fiction and they look great as well!
I Loved "The Chili Queen"! Anyway here is her website, http://www.sandradallas.com/index.html and some info on the new book
Tallgrass, Sandra’s seventh novel, is the story of a 13-year-old girl whose Colorado farm family lives next to Tallgrass, a Japanese relocation camp, during World War II. Rennie’s life already has been touched by the war. A brother is in the army, a sister works at a defense plant in Denver. But the girl comes face-to-face with the disruption of war when the internment camp is opened near her town. After one of her friends is brutally murdered, Rennie learns first-hand about the fear and bigotry caused by war. In an account that is gripping but also has its droll moments, Rennie also understands that decency and human dignity transcend evil, that the human heart triumphs. “Tallgrass,” Rennie says, “became our own personal war.”