Tag: AML Award Finalist

Linda Walheim: His Right Hand by Mette Ivie Harrison

Linda Walheim: His Right Hand by Mette Ivie Harrison

In Draper, Utah, a tight-knit Mormon community is thrown into upheaval when their ward’s second counselor—one of the bishop’s right-hand men—is found dead in an elaborately staged murder on church property. Carl Ashby was known as a devout Mormon, a pillar of the community, and a loving husband and father. Who would want him dead? Linda Wallheim, the wife of the ward’s bishop, can’t rest […]

December 3, 2015 / 0 Comments
Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Wives by Karen Rosenbaum

Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Wives by Karen Rosenbaum

The female protagonists of these fourteen short stories are daughters of devout Mormon women. Some choose to leave the family faith; some choose to stay. All hum the hymns of their forebears. They are women of the American West, but some have also journeyed a bit beyond those borders. One swims in a tributary of the Colorado; another dips her elbow into the Ganges. Each […]

December 1, 2015 / 0 Comments
Forgotten Warrior: Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia

Forgotten Warrior: Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia

After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world. Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts, until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them. He united the tribes, gave them magic, and drove the demons into the sea. Ever since the land has belonged to man and the oceans have remained an uncrossable […]

October 16, 2015 / 0 Comments
The Agitated Heart by J. Scott Bronson

The Agitated Heart by J. Scott Bronson

A typical Mormon family: two parents, two kids. Mother and father love each other deeply. Enough that they’ve committed to stay together for eternity. A son on the brink of priesthood initiation. A daughter preparing for official membership; a covenant decision. Like any typical family anywhere, trouble brews beneath the surface. The marriage strains at the ties that bind. The boy quails beneath a looming […]

October 2, 2015 / 0 Comments
Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention by J. Scott Savage

Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention by J. Scott Savage

Trenton Colman is a creative thirteen-year-old boy with a knack for all things mechanical. But his talents are viewed with suspicion in Cove, a steam-powered city built inside a mountain. In Cove, creativity is a crime and invention is a curse word. Kallista Babbage is a repair technician and daughter of the notorious Leo Babbage, whose father died in an explosion an event the leaders […]

September 29, 2015 / 1 Comment
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, to think forbidden thoughts of freedom, yet she can’t help […]

August 25, 2015 / 0 Comments
Sistering by Jennifer Quist

Sistering by Jennifer Quist

When Suzanne’s role as the perfect daughter-in-law ends in a deadly accident, she panics, makes a monumentally bad decision, and upends her world. The bond with her sisters is the strongest force Suzanne knows, and it may be the one that can keep her from ruin. A black comedy of birth, death, love, marriage, mothers-in-law–and five sassy sisters.

August 19, 2015 / 0 Comments
Wandering Realities by Steven L. Peck

Wandering Realities by Steven L. Peck

Peck’s highly imaginative stories run the gamut from Mormons reverting to a medieval society on Mars to a bishop who is killing the neighborhood dogs. These stories not only entertain and delight, but they challenge and provoke as well. This collection includes several award-winning stories, including: “Two-Dog Dose”—best short story of 2014, Association for Mormon Letters “A Strange Report from the Church Archives”—second place, Irreantum […]

July 24, 2015 / 0 Comments
Mothman’s Curse by Christine Hayes

Mothman’s Curse by Christine Hayes

When Josie and her brothers uncover a haunted camera, the Mothman legend becomes a terrifying reality that threatens their entire town in this spooky and action-filled novel. Josie may live in the most haunted town in America, but the only strange thing she ever sees is the parade of oddball customers that comes through her family’s auction house each week. But when she and her […]

June 16, 2015 / 0 Comments
Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave by Jen White

Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave by Jen White

Survival Strategy #50: If You Can, Be Brave It’s easy to be brave when your eight-year-old sister, Billie, looks up to you as her protector. Twelve-year-old Liberty feels it’s her job to look after Billie once they are sent to live with their father, whom they haven’t seen since they were very young. Dad is unpredictable on his best days, but when he abandons the […]

June 12, 2015 / 0 Comments