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Tallgrass
Sandra Dallas
Adult Fiction DALLAS

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Summary: An essential American novel from Sandra Dallas, an unparalleled writer of our history, and our deepest emotions... During World War II, a family finds life turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, all eyes (and suspicions) turn to the newcomers, the interlopers, the strangers. This is Tallgrass as Rennie Stroud has never seen it before. She has just turned thirteen and, until this time, life has pretty much been what her father told her it should be: predictable and fair. But now the winds of change are coming and, with them, a shift in her perspective. And Rennie will discover secrets that can destroy even the most sacred things. Part thriller, part historical novel, Tallgrass is a riveting exploration of the darkest--and best--parts of the human heart.


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main characters Loyal Stroud
Male
Married
Hates the fact of a Japanese American relocation camp in his town; doesn't like having the enemy so close to his home; son and his farm hands are enlisted in the war; turns to the relocation camp for hires.
Farmer

Rennie Stroud
Female
Age: 14
Loyal and Mary's daughter; comes to love the Japanese American hired help; school friend found raped and murdered.

Mary Stroud
Female
Married
Loyal's wife; hires a Japanese American girl from the camp to help out around the house.

Daisy
Female
Japanese American
She and her brothers are hired to work at the Stroud farm.



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