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  American Prophet Wins IPPY Award
"American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith," by Heidi S. Swinton, won an IPPY from the 2000 Independent Publisher Book Awards at BookExpo America in Chicago recently. Swinton's book, which was a companion volume to the PBS documentary by the same title, won in the Biography category. Parables, written by Robert L. Millet and illustrated by James C. Christensen, received recognition as a finalist in the Religion category. Both books are published under the Shadow Mountain imprint, a general trade imprint of Deseret Book Company.

  Manti Mormon Miracle Pagean Opens, Called 'Flowery'
The Mormon Miracle Pageant, held each year on the grounds of the LDS Temple in Manti, Utah, opens today, running through June 24th. But BYU Newsnet's Marilyn Lau says the while Manti itself is fun, the pageant is too "flowery."

  Mormon Book Achieving Notice Nationwide
A new book on the Mormon faith is selling well across the nation and gaining comment in some unusual places. Utah author Coke Newell says his book "Latter Days: A Guided Tour Through Six Billion Years of Mormonism," released nationally by New York's St. Martin's Press only a few weeks ago (April 5), has risen quickly to the top one percent of sales at online superstore And it appears the book is appealing to audiences outside the Mormon heartland.

  BYU Professor's Book Seeks To Help Newlyweds
BYU Professor Jeffrey H. Larson believes that many marriages can be improved before they even start. Larson has compiled the results of 60 years of social science research and more than 100 studies into a new book, "Should We Stay Together." In it, Larson identifies 25 factors that can improve a marriages long-term success.

  LDS Author's Book Looks At Source of Authority
Camden Court Publishers is proud to announce the immediate availability of "Who Gave Thee This Authority?," an LDS doctrinal book authored by Ramon Smullin.

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