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Dream Maker

ByKim Dallesandro

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The new novel from Kim Dallesandro. On July 15th, 1976, twenty six children and a bus driver from Chowchilla California were kidnapped and buried alive in a rock quarry 106 miles away in Livermore. This is not a story about that. This is a story about the people who lived through that. This is a story about fear, mindful meditation, loss and most importantly, a story about what is a lie and what is the truth; a story about living and a story about dying. A story about letting go and surrender. “In Dream Maker, Kim Dallesandro, delivers with prowess a work of fiction that had me on the edge of my seat wanting more. I couldn’t tell you what the story was even about but the dialogue between the characters set scenes that were intriguing. Kim shows expertise at reeling the reader in and not letting you go until she’s had her way with you and you love every delicious minute of it! Dream Maker is a work of captivating art!” (Lisa Cherry, author of ‘The Hard Way’) “This is a book of lyrical and dreamlike prose, with a stunning and heartbreaking end, as four people hope for absolution and with love and compassion struggle for the acceptance of pain and loss and its permanence in a life of impermanence.” (Kathy Doyle) “Kim weaves a tapestry of Maggie’s life. The apprehension builds as Maggie’s life unravels.” (Mary Nelson) "Once again, Kim Dallesandro manages to tell a raging story in which the characters are fully developed and completely distinct through the words they speak. Reading Dream Maker is like watching a movie. What surprises and delights me the most in all Kim’s work is her ability to provide the reader all the information necessary to follow whatever is going on in the story. She provides characters’ individual histories through dialogue that streams through and defines each character. I always want to know what each of them will do next and where they will end up. This comment, by Maggie, ‘She marched through Jenny’s life, Maggie did, at what would now be called the eleventh hour, like a Joan of Arc character, she assessed the damage and miraculously a week or so later what was had returned. That’s the short version of a much longer, more complicated story,’ says it all. I want to know more about that complicated story." (Charlotte Herzele - MEd, PhD, MPH)


Publication Date
Sep 15, 2022
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Kim Dallesandro


Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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