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Soundtrack Saturday – Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas

November 13, 2010

Soundtrack Saturdays an opportunity to share a song I think would fit on the soundtrack for the book I’m currently reading.

Feel free to join in! Either leave your soundtrack pick or the link to your soundtrack post in the comments.

From the publisher:
It’s 1936 and the Great Depression has taken its toll. Up in the high country of the snow-covered Rocky Mountains, eighty-six-year-old Hennie Comfort has lived in Middle Swan, Colorado, since before it was Colorado. When she first meets seventeen-year-old Nit Spindle, Hennie is drawn to the grieving young girl. Nit and her husband have come to this small mining town in search of work, but the loneliness and loss Nit feels are almost too much to bear. One day she notices an old sign that reads prayers for sale in front of Hennie’s house. Hennie doesn’t actually take money for her prayers, never has, but she invites the skinny girl in anyway. The harsh conditions of life that each has endured create an instant bond, and a friendship is born, one in which the deepest of hardships are shared and the darkest of secrets are confessed.

Soundtrack Song:
Something about Hennie’s storytelling instantly made me think of The Be Good Tanyas. She’s had a full and sometimes difficult life but she is full of stories tells them vividly. So, here’s “Dogsong AKA Sleep Dog Lullaby” for today’s soundtrack song.

What song would you add to the soundtrack for this book or the one you’re currently reading?

To check out previous Soundtrack Saturday posts, click here.

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 13, 2010 4:07 am

    Fun post.
    I like this song. By what I know of the book (the summary) the song does seem to fit it.

    Not to many times does a certain song come mind while I am reading a story, but I am going to pay bit more attention.

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