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Harrison, Mette Ivie

Summary: Mormon bishop's wife Linda Wallheim is stunned to learn her son Kenneth has gotten engaged to a young woman from a polygamous family. Naomi Carter may have left the religion she grew up in, but the Carters will still be the Wallheims' in-laws once Kenneth and Naomi are married. Stephen Carter, Naomi's father and the patriarch of the Carter clan, invites the Wallheims over to the Carter family...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC HAR

Ebershoff, David.

Summary: The story of Ann Eliza Young's crusade against polygamy interwines with a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in present-day Utah.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EBE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Ebe

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EVE

Hopkins, Ellen.

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Pattyn, the eldest daughter in a large Mormon family, is sent to her aunt's Nevada ranch for the summer, where she temporarily escapes her alcoholic, abusive father and finds love and acceptance, only to lose everything when she returns home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC HOP

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Hopkins 2006

Stone, Laura

Summary: Adam Young is a devout Mormon whose life is all planned out for him, by both his strict father and his church. He follows the path they've established for him, going off to his mission in Barcelona, Spain, and realizes that his life may not follow the trajectory already chosen for him. His mission companion, Brandon Christensen, is a handsome, enthusiastic practitioner on the surface. But as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Interlude Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STO

Bartley, D. A.

Summary: Detective Abish Taylor left Utah for a reason, but with her husband's passing she's come home to reconnect with her family. Now she's serving as the sole police detective in the small town of Pleasant View. When the quiet Mormon suburb in the Wasatch Mountains is shaken by a macabre death-- with the hallmarks of a sacred ritual dating back to the days of Brigham Young-- Abbie uncovers the dark...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crooked Lane 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Bray, Carys

Summary: "The six members of the Bradley family have always been close. But in the wake of a tragedy that leaves a hole in the very center of their lives, they suddenly find themselves coming apart. Claire, a convert to the Mormon faith, is so shattered by what'shappened that she can't even bring herself to get out of bed. Her husband, Ian, however is more secure in his belief that everything happens...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRA

Weisgarber, Ann

Summary: In the inhospitable lands of the Utah Territory, during the winter of 1888, thirty-seven-year-old Deborah Tyler waits for her husband, Samuel, to return home from his travels as a wheelwright. It is now the depths of winter, Samuel is weeks overdue, and Deborah is getting worried. Deborah lives in Junction, a tiny town of seven Mormon families scattered along the floor of a canyon, and she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2019

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McClure, Marcia Lynn

Summary: "Youthful beauty, naive innocence, a romantic imagination thirsting for adventure--an apt description of Vaden Valmont, who would soon find the adventure and mystery she had always longed to experience--in the form of a man--a somber recluse, Ransom Lake"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC MCC

Weisgarber, Ann

Summary: "Utah, 1888. Mormon country. As Sister Deborah awaits her husband's long-anticipated return home, a stranger arrives at her doorstep, and with him, trouble. Although this man is a fellow Latterday Saint, he wouldn't be here in the bitter month of January if he weren't on the run from something terrible. And where he goes, lawmen are sure to follow. Lawmen who wouldn't think twice about burning...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC WEI

Ebershoff, David.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC EBE

Harrison, Mette Ivie

Summary: "The fourth installment in Mette Ivie Harrison's nationally bestselling Linda Wallheim mystery series, set in Mormon Utah, explores the effects of alienation, immigration, and extortion from the inner workings of the Mormon church. Now that all five of her sons have left home, Mormon bishop's wife Linda Wallheim has quite a bit of time on her hands, most of which she spends worrying about the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Crime 2018

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Vestal, Shawn.

Summary: Nine stories illuminate what it means to be Mormon and how faith serves to humanize, in a work that includes a seriocomic portrait of a young Joseph Smith.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VES

Bray, Carys.

Summary: The five members of the Mormon Bradley family express their doubt and faith in the face of tragedy.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BRA

Hopkins, Ellen

Summary: After the death of her abusive father and loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn runs away, desperately seeking peace, as her younger sister, a sophomore in high school, also tries to put the pieces of her life back together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC HOP

Harrison, Mette Ivie

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The Mormon church may have disavowed the polygamy it became so famous for in the 19th century, but for some Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints, "plural marriage" isn't just ancient history. Mormon bishop's wife Linda Wallheim is stunned to learn her son Kenneth has gotten engaged to a young woman from a polygamous family. Naomi Carter may have left the religion she grew up in, but the Carters...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Crime 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

Harrison, Mette Ivie

Summary: "In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets. Inspired by an actual crime and written by a practicing Mormon, The Bishop's Wife is both a fascinating look at the lives of modern Mormons as well as a grim and cunningly twisted mystery. Linda Wallheim is the mother of five grown boys and the wife of a Mormon bishop. As bishop, Kurt...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Crime 2014

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Vestal, Shawn

Summary: Caught dating a boy of another faith by her devout Mormon parents, 1970s teenager Loretta is married off to a fundamentalist as his second wife and runs away with his nephew and a part-Native American friend to search for a cache of gold and freedom outside their strict community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VES

Harrison, Mette Ivie

Summary: "Linda Wallheim finds herself once again ruffling feathers in Draper, Utah, as she assists a murder investigation that is being derailed by transphobia within the LDS community"--Publisher marketing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Crime 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYSTERY HAR

Mitchard, Jacquelyn.

Summary: Four years after the murder of her younger sisters, Veronica Swan moved to California to train as an EMT, where she went to work as a nanny for Scott Early, the man who killed her sisters. Scott, a diagnosed schizophrenic, was deemed incompetent to stand trial and was committed to a mental institution. Although her Mormon family forgave Scott in order to get on with their lives, Veronica plans...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Warner Audiobooks 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MIT

Hulme, Joy N.

Summary: In this sequel to "The Other Side of the Door," ten-year-old Dora makes a quilt to record her experiences as she finally starts school and her Mormon family's efforts to secure homestead rights for their farm in New Mexico.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2004

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Hulme

Dallas, Sandra.

Summary: 1856. Mormon converts Nannie, Louisa, Jessie, and Anne, all from the British Isles, travel in the Martin Handcart Company, making the 1,300-mile journey on foot from Iowa City to Salt Lake City, while enduring unimaginable hardships. Each woman will test the boundaries of her faith and learn the true meaning of survival and friendship along the way.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION DAL

Dallas, Sandra.

Summary: 1856. Mormon converts Nannie, Louisa, Jessie, and Anne, all from the British Isles, travel in the Martin Handcart Company, making the 1,300-mile journey on foot from Iowa City to Salt Lake City, while enduring unimaginable hardships. Each woman will test the boundaries of her faith and learn the true meaning of survival and friendship along the way.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC DAL

McMullan, Kate.

Summary: In this modern version of Greek mythology, Hades explains how a jealous Athena turned Medusa into a gorgon and what really happened when Perseus went hunting for Medusa's head.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MCM