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Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher

Summary: "A stunning and sure-to-be controversial book that pieces together, through more than two dozen nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts left by first-generation Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, the never-before-told story of the earliest days of the women of Mormon "plural marriage," whose right to vote in the state of Utah was given to them by a Mormon-dominated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 289.309 ULR

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 289.309 ULR

Evenson, Brian

Summary: When Rudd, a troubled teenager, embarks on a school research project, he runs across the secret Mormon ritual of blood sacrifice, and its role in a 1902 murder committed by the grandson of Brigham Young. Along with his newly discovered half-brother, Rudd becomes swept up in the psychological and atavistic effects of this violent, antique ritual.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EVE

Hammari, Kimiko Christensen

Summary: Make Mondays the best night of the week! With a full year of prepared family nights that correlate directly with the 2016 Primary theme, this book is the perfect solution for busy families everywhere. For each week, you’ll find a complete lesson written for you, plus songs, scriptures, ideas for treats, and activity options for younger and older children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: CFI, an imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 248 HAM

Laake, Deborah.

Summary: A look at modern Mormon society, describing personal struggle between religious faith and personal integrity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. Morrow 1993

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 289.3 LAA

Van Noord, Roger

Summary: A skeptical follower of James Jesse Strang once wrote: "No man can serve two masters. You cannot serve a temporal king and a republican government at the same time. The thing is preposterous." And yet, under Strang, such a system survived in Michigan for six years. This book traces the life and assassination of King Strang, the extraordinary Mormon leader who, in the 1850s, created a literal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Michigan Press 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STRANG, JAMES JESSE

Krakauer, Jon.

Summary: Few, if any, outsiders gain a peek inside the shrouded, secretive compounds of Mormon Fundamentalists. However, after years of painstaking research, Jon Krakauer has composed a shocking and insightful picture of these communities. He also provides commentary on the heinous murder carried out by polygamists Ron and Dan Lafferty.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House audio 2003

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 289.33 KRA

Rhodes, Ron.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvest House Publishers 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 289.3 RHO

Harline, Paula Kelly.

Summary: The author delves deep into the diaries and autobiographies of twenty-nine polygamous women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, providing a rare window into the lives they led and revealing their views and experiences of polygamy, including their well-founded belief that their domestic contributions would help to build a foundation for generations of future Mormons.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 261.835 HAR

Brooks, Joanna

Summary: Story about leaving behind the innocence of childhood belief and embracing the complications and heartbreaks that come to every adult life of faith. Explores the author's journey through her faith, and the experience of being a Mormon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 289.3092 BRO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROOKS, JOANNA BRO

Park, Benjamin E.

Summary: "An extraordinary story of faith and violence in nineteenth-century America, based on previously confidential documents from the Mormon Church. Compared to the Puritans, Mormons have rarely gotten their due, often treated as fringe cultists or marginalized polygamists unworthy of serious examination. In Kingdom of Nauvoo, Benjamin E. Park excavates the brief, tragic life of a lost Mormon city,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 1846

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1 available in Reference, Call number: MF Gospel 1846-1850

Solomon, Dorothy Allred.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SOLOMON, DOROTHY ALLRED SOL

Williams, Elizabeth Whitney.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: J.E. Jewett 1905

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WILLIAMS, ELIZABETH WHITNEY Williams
2 available in Nelson Room, Call number: NEL 921 WIL
Call number: NEL 921 WILLIAMS, ELIZABETH WHITNEY WIL

Bushman, Richard L.

Summary: The core of Mormon belief was a conviction about actual events. The test of faith was not adherence to a certain confession of faith but belief that Christ was resurrected, that Joseph Smith saw God, that the Book of Mormon was true history and not philosophy, and that Peter, James, and John restored the apostleships.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 1984

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 289.309 BUS

Allen, Samantha

Summary: Allen takes us on a cross-country road-trip stretching all the way from Provo, Utah to the Rio Grande Valley to the Bible Belt to the Deep South. Her motto for the trip: "Something gay every day." Making pit stops at drag shows, political rallies, and hubs of queer life across the heartland, she introduces us to scores of extraordinary LGBT people working for change, from the first openly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2019

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Beam, Alex.

Summary: "At thirty-nine years old, Smith went from charismatic leader to public enemy: how his most seismic revelation -- the doctrine of polygamy -- created a rift among his people [Church of Latter-day Saints]; how that schism turned to violence; and how, ultimately, Smith could not escape the consequences of his ambition and pride. American Crucifixion is a gripping story of scandal and violence,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 289.3092 BEA

Eyre, Linda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1994

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 649.7 EYR

Abanes, Richard.

Summary: An overview of Mormonism in America details its inception in 1830, which was considered a movement of radical zealots, to its acceptance in today's society, and reveals the many controversies and scandals that surround the religion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Four Walls Eight Windows 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 289.309 ABA

Strang, James Jesse

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 1854

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.492 STR
1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL 977.492 STR

Krakauer, Jon.

Summary: Traces the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 289.3 Kraka

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 289.33 KRA

Summary: Utilizing historical documents and interviews with scholars and churchmembers, this multi-part PBS documentary chronicles the formation and development of the Mormon Church.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2007

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MOR

Jeffs, Rachel

Summary: "In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harperluxe 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 JEFFS, RACHEL JEF

McIntosh, Kenneth

Summary: Describes women's roles in ten major religions in North America, including Catholicism, Judaism, Mormonism, Hinduism, Wicca and Neopaganism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mason Crest Publishers 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 200 MCI

Chabot, Shersta

Summary: "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam... and a moonbeam, a clear stream, and calm sea! Jesus wants me for a bright star to twinkle high above guiding all seekers to find Him by sharing God's great love!"--Page [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: CFI, an imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 241.5 CHA