What I learned when the Spirit took me on a detour

As a writer, I’ve learned that some stories must be told. I’ve also learned that some stories are maddeningly difficult to tell. The story of Katherine Love Paxman was, for me, both. I’d spent the better part of a day in the Church History Library reading room shuffling through archives in an effort to root […]

10 powerful takeaways from ‘Jesus the Christ’

Elder James E. Talmage’s iconic book “Jesus the Christ: A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to the Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern” has taught and blessed countless readers in the 100 years since its initial publication in September 1915. The 736-page text is comprised of 42 chapters, rich in detail and doctrine. […]

A delicate divide between land and sea in Ally Condie’s captivating ‘Atlantia’

[pullquote] Provo City Library to host official “Atlantia” launch event As part of the ongoing AuthorLink series, the Provo City Library will welcome New York Times bestselling author Ally Condie to celebrate the launch of “Atlantia.” Free tickets are available at the library’s first-floor reference desk. The bookseller at this event will be local indie […]

United Way hoping for turnout, donations on #GivingTuesday

Last year, thousands of charities and nonprofits around the country joined in an effort to get Americans thinking about the giving season on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now in its second year, United Way of Utah County is hoping locals will honor #GivingTuesday by joining its volunteer event, donating or doing […]

Pieces of ‘Ender’s Game’ comes to BYU’s library

This weekend, fans will crowd movie theaters to see “Ender’s Game,” a film adaptation of the science fiction novel written by Orson Scott Card. Serious fans, however, are already starting to crowd another place — the Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library — to get a closer look at the evolution of “Ender’s Game.” […]