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Sent on Mormon-News: 26Jul01

By Kent Larsen

New Products: Classic Books Reissued, Edgar Mint Gets Critical Praise

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- This week's new books include two classics that have been reissued, and a new novel that is winning national critical praise. Dean Jessee's "Personal Writings of Joseph Smith" and B. H. Roberts' "Mormon Battalion" have both been reissued in new editions from LDS publishers, while two new books, Lewis B. Horne's collection of short stories and Brady Udall's novel, "The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint" are likely to gain crtical praise, already seen in the case of Udall's "Edgar Mint."

New and recent products:

Personal Writings of Joseph Smith, edited by Dean C. Jessee
Deseret Book
Book; LDS Publisher; Non-fiction; Mormon Author $27.95

New (second) edition of this compilation of Joseph Smith's diaries and journals.


More about "Personal Writings of Joseph Smith" edited by Dean C. Jessee at

Mormon Battalion by B. H. Roberts
Maasai Publishing
Book; LDS Publisher; Non-Fiction; Mormon Author and Subject $11.95

New edition of B. H. Robert's classic account of the trek of the Mormon Battalion's 2,000-mile march from Winter Quarters through Colorado and Arizona to California and the Pacific. Out of print since the original edition was published in 1919.

The House of James and Other Stories by Lewis B. Horne
Signature Books
Book; LDS Publisher; Fiction; Mormon Author and Subject $14.95

Horne writes stories about common people who are finding their way through life. In one, James, a new convert to Mormonism, is asked by his bishop to rent a room to an ex-covict. In another, Fred watches helplessly as his high school sweetheart chooses between him and a new life back east. But while the author doesn't give all the answers to life's questions, he captures the mood and psychological pressures on ordinary people trying to choose between conflicting values, between irreconcilable options, who encounter unwanted circumstances which can ironically sometimes prove to be blessings in disguise.


The House of James
More about "The House of James and Other Stories" by Lewis B. Horne at

The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint: A Novel by Brady Udall
W.W. Norton &Company
Book; National Publisher; Fiction; Mormon Author and Subject $24.95

"A witty, wise and heart-wrenching tale of a naive orphan's struggle to survive an often unforgiving world," this novel tells the story of an indian youth as he moves through an Arizona reservation into an LDS foster family and into adulthood. Edgar Mint is the bastard son of a rebellious Apache girl who is severely injured when a mailman's jeep runs over his head at age 7. Revived by a doctor at a local hospital, he is discovered by two LDS missionaries who find him an LDS foster home in Utah. But Edgar has a difficult life with his foster Mormon family, discovering that the family also has it problems, from marital infidelity to a sexually curious teenage daughter, and is himself troubled, lying, stealing and even committing a murder. Early reviews of the novel have given it critical praise, including from novelist Tony Earley who said, "If Dickens had been born in Arizona, he might have written a book like this."


The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint
More about "The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint" by Brady Udall at

See also: Brady Udall's New Novel Looks at an Indian in Mormondom


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