Christian fiction, American--Mormon authors; American fiction--21st century; Sanpete Valley (Utah)--Fiction; Mormons--Social life and customs--Fiction
Jens Thorsen's retirement is not what his wife, Lila, was expecting. Rather than tending to things around the house, Thorsen has thrown himself into a life of charity: visiting the sick, the widowed, and the incarcerated. Between these acts of service, Thorsen finds the time to nurse his feud with local bishop Darrell Bunker. The two have hated each other for as long as anyone in Sanpete, Utah, can remember.
Even though the valley is much too small for the both of them, Thorsen and the bishop have managed a tense ceasefire that allows daily life to carry on. But when the bishop's daughter moves home, there are suddenly too many egos in one place, and Sanpete starts to pull apart
at the seams. (Publisher website)
Winner of the 2007 Marilyn Brown Novel Award, Association for Mormon Letters
2008, Association for Mormon Letters, Novel Award winner