Title Profile & Character Information

Tallgrass

Annotation
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.
 


Awards
2008  Spur Awards
2008  Audie Award

Characters
NameStroud, Loyal
GenderMale
OccupationFarmer
TraitsMarried
Father

NameStroud, Rennie
GenderFemale

NameStroud, Mary
GenderFemale
TraitMarried

NameDaisy
GenderFemale
TraitJapanese American

GenreFiction
War
Domestic
Sociological
Suspense
TopicsFarm life
World War II
Relocation
Japanese Americans
Family relationships
Missing persons
Hysteria
Rape-murder
Racism
False accusations
Small town life
Small town gossip
SettingEllis, Colorado