Next Page Bookstore hosts award-winning author |

Next Page Bookstore hosts award-winning author

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Frisco, Colorado

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In her only Summit County appearance, award-winning author Sandra Dallas will sign copies of her new novel, “Prayers for Sale,” at The Next Page Bookstore from 3-5 p.m. Saturday.

Dallas, who made Breckenridge her home for more than 20 years, first moved to Summit County in 1963 and began to delve into the rich history of the area. “Prayers for Sale,” released this month by St. Martin’s Press, shares the friendships, hardships and connections between strong women and other colorful characters living in the High Country during the early 1900s.

“This is a wonderful story that I would expect our local readers will gravitate towards,” said Karen Berg, owner of The Next Page Bookstore. “The novel represents strong mountain women and all of the perseverance and hardship that went along with the early mining days in Summit County.”

Dallas, called “a quintessential American voice” by Jane Smiley in Vogue, is a journalism graduate of the University of Denver. Before turning to fiction, she spent 25 years with Business Week, serving as a reporter, as well as the magazine’s first female bureau chief. Dallas covered the Rocky Mountain region ” everything from penny-stock scandals and hard-rock mining, to western energy development and contemporary polygamy. The real-life stories have made their way into her novels.

“Prayers for Sale” is Dallas’ eighth novel. Her earlier titles ” which are book club favorites ” include” “Tallgrass,” “Buster Midnight’s Cafe” and “The Persian Pickle Club.”

This is the first book signing that The Next Page and The Open Book will host together, following the announcement of their merger last week. To celebrate the event, D’Vine Wine will be hosting a tasting, and fresh pastries will be provided by local chef Cat Coffield.

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For more information on the event or to reserve your copy (highly recommended) of “Prayers for Sale,” contact The Next Page at (970) 668-9291 or