It's 1974 in Boxford, Maryland. Two Mormon families cling together -- when they can stand each other Marc Feldsted, graduating senior, vows to throw off poverty like a holey tennis shoe. Shelly Galvin, who flirts as easily as she tears open a candy wrapper, makes eyes at the wrong stranger. And Latham Runyon, history professor, thinks he's the next stake president. If you like Mormon stories populated with characters you're sure you've met, you'll love the unvarnished ambitions and stumbles of the Runyons and the Feldsteds in The Boxford Stories.