Tag: AML Award Finalist

Dark Watch and Other Mormon-American Stories by William Morris

Dark Watch and Other Mormon-American Stories by William Morris

In Dark Watch and other Mormon-American Stories, William Morris explores how Latter-day Saints navigate the challenges of living in the modern U.S. and participating in the modern Church. Includes stories such as: The Elder Who Wouldn’t Stop Lost Icons The ReActivator and more Spanning from the early 1980s to the present and into the next century, these 16 stories portray moments that are uniquely, thoroughly […]

May 25, 2015 / 0 Comments
Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani

Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani

Claire Takata has never known much about her father, who passed away ten years ago. But on the anniversary of his death, she finds a letter from her deceased father to her stepfather. Before now, Claire never had a reason to believe they even knew each other. Struggling to understand why her parents kept this surprising history hidden, Claire combs through anything that might give […]

May 15, 2015 / 0 Comments
The Sound of Life and Everything by Krista Van Dolzer

The Sound of Life and Everything by Krista Van Dolzer

Twelve-year-old Ella Mae Higbee is a sensible girl. She eats her vegetables and wants to be just like Sergeant Friday, her favorite character on Dragnet. So when her auntie Mildred starts spouting nonsense about a scientist who can bring her cousin back to life from blood on his dog tags, Ella Mae is skeptical—until he steps out of a bio-pod right before her eyes. But […]

May 13, 2015 / 0 Comments
The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace

The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace

Drama and danger abound in this fantasy realm where dukes play a game for the throne, magical warriors race to find the missing heir, and romance blossoms where it is least expected. In a world where dukes plot their way to the throne, a Performer’s life can get tricky. And in Johanna Von Arlo’s case, it can be fatal. Expelled from her troupe after her […]

March 13, 2015 / 0 Comments
Fish Out of Water by Natalie Whipple

Fish Out of Water by Natalie Whipple

Mika is about to fulfill her dream of working at the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium when her plans are derailed by an unexpected arrival—her estranged grandmother Betty. Betty has dementia, and is no longer able to take care of herself. Betty is in need of her family’s help—and she’s not going to be particularly nice about it. Mika has to give up her summer […]

February 10, 2015 / 1 Comment
Shutter by Courtney Alameda

Shutter by Courtney Alameda

Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat—a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens. With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exorcises […]

February 3, 2015 / 0 Comments
Reckoners: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Reckoners: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Newcago is free. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart — invincible, immortal, unconquerable — is dead. And he died by David’s hand. Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers. Babylon Restored, the […]

January 6, 2015 / 2 Comments
Linda Walheim: The Bishop’s Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison

Linda Walheim: The Bishop’s Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison

In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets. Linda Wallheim is a devout Mormon, the mother of five boys and the wife of a bishop. But Linda is increasingly troubled by her church’s structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing situation takes shape in her ward. One cold winter night, a young wife and mother named Carrie Helm […]

December 31, 2014 / 1 Comment
The Unhappening of Genesis Lee by Shallee McArthur

The Unhappening of Genesis Lee by Shallee McArthur

Seventeen-year-old Genesis Lee has never forgotten anything. As one of the Mementi—a small group of genetically-enhanced humans—Gena remembers everything with the help of her Link bracelets, which preserve memories perfectly. But Links can be stolen, and six people have already lost their lives to a memory thief, including Gena’s best friend. Anyone could be next. Which is why Gena is less than pleased to meet […]

November 18, 2014 / 0 Comments
Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little

In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart. Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. […]

November 4, 2014 / 4 Comments