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The Ferry Woman: A Novel of the Mountain Meadows Massacre

Grimmett, Gerald

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ISBN 10: 093165968X / ISBN 13: 9780931659683
Published by Limberlost Press, U.S.A., 2001
Condition: As New Soft cover
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304pp Explores a horrifi chaper in American history through the voice of a 19th century Mormon pioneer woman. Bookseller Inventory # 85566

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Title: The Ferry Woman: A Novel of the Mountain ...

Publisher: Limberlost Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Glossy Soft Cover

Book Condition: As New

Edition: Probable First Edition.

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The Ferry Woman, a novel of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, is a critically acclaimed account of John D. Lee and his relationship with his fictional wife, Emeline, who stays loyal to him up to the day of his execution.

Selected as Best Book of the Year by the Salt Lake Tribune, runner-up in the Utah Center for the Book competition, The Ferry Woman is a fictional account of the tragedy at the Mountain Meadows where 127 unarmed men, women,and children of the Fancher-Baker wagon train were brutally slain and left as feed for the wolves. The Mormon Church, without doubt, was directly responsible for the massacre committed by fifty white men. These murderers were from nearby Cedar City, the strongpoint in the Mormon controlled territory of Utah which was vast extending as far as California, and including Idaho, Wyoming, and Nevada. To this day the Mormon Church the Mormon Church refuses to accept responsibility, and John D. Lee was the only man ever tried and executed for the crime. The Salt Lake Tribune called it a 'great novel.'

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When Limberlost Press was offered a project from one of America's most famous authors, John Updike, they decided they could not get out a second edition of The Ferry Woman in a timely fashion, and so the novel was gratefully picked up by Cold Hill Press Premiere Editions, Dr. T. O. McCallister, Publisher.

We naturally took on the project with great enthusisam, included some maps to orient the reader, and released the novel in early 2004. This is a novel that will stand the test of being timeless literary fiction in a genre of New Mormon Literature which can be described as a non or nuetral faith-promoting literary group which uses accurate historical records and their experience in the Mormon culture as a source for their fiction. Mr. Grimmett stands foremost among a handfull of writers in this new genre of literature.

Cold Hill Press has also picked up the rights to Mr. Grimmett antithetical second novel, The Wives of Short Creek, a novel of Polygamy & Prophecy (2003). Called by one reviewer 'Slapstick in Print', Grimmett's cocktail mixes religion with humor, a volitile mix in which home-made whiskey is the main ingediant. It is a great, comical read of polygamy as practiced in Southern Utah today. Some readers have written the Cold Hill Press and recommended we label The Wives of Short Creek with a warning label that some readers may want to pick up a box of 'Depends' before reading 'Wives.

We are also pleased to have published another first novel from William Mader, The Hunted Moon-A Novel of Amazonia. Mixing an unobstrusive environmental message with high adventure we are proud to be able to introduce Mr. Mader and his talent for memorable fiction, and are anxiously awaiting his second book, this time a book of non-fiction which explores the lives of people who have made a difference in the world we live in today.

Cold Hill Press Premiere Editions is focused upon first works by authors unable to break the concrete wall of publishers that skulk behind the barrier of the Mississippi River, not aware that the West and contemporary western writers are now in the forefront producing some of the best of contemporary American Literature.

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