Author Reading—Heartbreak of Mormon polygamy captured in new book
Dolly’s Bookstore will host Nadene LeCheminant on Friday, September 20, at 5:30 p.m. The author will share stories from The Gates of Eden, a historical novel inspired by her great-great-grandmother, who became the child bride of an older Mormon polygamist.
In The Gates of Eden, the fictional Josephine Bell journeys from the slums of Victorian England to a remote Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints settlement in Utah, where the girl finds the Promised Land is not what she expected. Against a backdrop of rising violence and haunting tragedy, Josephine’s struggle to find her own path takes her to unexpected places.
IndieReader wrote, “The Gates of Eden is a sweeping tale rich in historical detail … LeCheminant is a gifted storyteller, her prose elegant and finely crafted.”
Jane Parnell, author of Off Trail: Finding My Way Home in the Colorado Rockies, wrote, “The author’s stunning imagery and command of Mormon history lend power to a gripping story. I was mesmerized.”
The event is free and open to the public. Dolly’s Bookstore is located at 510 Main Street in Park City. The store has been connecting customers with books and gifts since 1972.