Dialogue Book Report #14: Mormon Book Roundup, January 2021

February 4, 2022

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Participants: Andrew Hall, Cristina Rosetti, Andrew Hamilton

Books discussed:


Spencer W. McBride. Joseph Smith for President: The Prophet, the Assassins, and the Fight for American Religious Freedom

Virginia Kerns. Sally in Three Worlds: An Indian Captive in the House of Brigham Young

Chase Westfall. Great Awakening: Vision and Synthesis in Latter-day Saint Contemporary Art

George D. Smith, ed. Brigham Young, Colonizer of the American West

Konden Smith. The Reed Smoot Hearings

Blair Ostler. Queer Mormon Theology


Creative nonfiction:

Charles Shirō Inouye. Zion Earth, Zen Sky

Samuel M. Brown, Where the Soul Hungers: One Doctor’s Journey from Atheism to Faith

Karin Anderson and Danielle Dubrasky, editors. Blossom as the Cliffrose: Mormon Legacies and the Beckoning Wild

Taylor Kerby. Scrupulous

Alison Hong Merrill. Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops


Biography and criticism:

Terryl Givens. Stretching the Heavens: Eugene England and the Crisis of Modern Mormonism

Kristine L. Hagulund. Eugene England: A Mormon Liberal

Michael Austin. Vardis Fisher: A Mormon Novelist

Chris Wei, editor. Mormonism and the Movies



Mark Elwood. The Glass Looker, Vol. 1

Noah Van Sciver. Joseph Smith and the Mormons

Matt Page. Future-Day Saints 2: The Gnolaumite Crystal

Shannon Hale, LeYuen Pham. Forever Friends



J.Butler and Aaron Michael Ritchey. The Jupiter Knife