Wasatch: Mormon Stories and a Novella
By Douglas Thayer
"LDS literary fiction at its finest, written with Thayer’s crisp style and shot through with his trademark irony, tempered by his faith."
—Richard Cracroft, emeritus professor of English, BYU
Douglas Thayer's third collection presents a dozen of his career-best stories, including several that have never before appeared in print. Wasatch is the next chapter in Thayer’s recent literary success, preceded by Hooligan, his landmark memoir about growing up Mormon in Provo, Utah, and by his acclaimed novel The Tree House, about the trials and redemption of missionary and soldier Harris Thatcher.
"Each story in this collection features the clear-eyed vision and realistic prose style that have served Thayer and his many readers so well throughout his career."
—Phillip A. Snyder, associate professor of English, BYU
"This work illuminates the Mormon culture with unique depth and variety, but also shows us, with equal power, the American West in fresh, moving frames."
—Elouise Bell, author of Only When I Laugh and Madame Ridiculous and Lady Sublime