latter-day saints

Books

American Crucifixion, by Alex Beam

There are no heroes in Alex Beam’s tale of the killing of Mormon founder Joseph Smith.

Books

The Book of Mormon Girl, by Joanna Brooks

When people who don’t know a lot about American Christianity hear that I am Mennonite, they sometimes ask if it’s the same as being Mormon. No, I say, and add a stock reply: other than starting with the same letter of the alphabet and being inscrutable to outsiders, the groups are quite different.

After reading Joanna Brooks’s memoir The Book of Mormon Girl, I will no longer answer with such alacrity.

Cover Story

An American original

It has become fashionable to narrate the lives of books. Paul Gutjahr offers a brief and readable account of the Book of Mormon's history.

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Mormonism

Essential books

An annotated list by the author of Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction.