Did you know that the Book Table supports local authors? We have quite a big selection in our LDS department of books all on consignment. Here are just a few great reads:
The Haunting of Springett Hall by E. B. Wheeler
About the Book: Eighteen-year-old Lucy doesn’t remember how she died or why she’s haunting Springett Hall in Victorian England. One thing is certain: she was trying to fix a terrible mistake—one she must set right before oblivion reclaims her. As she pieces together the mystery of her death, shadows try to drag her into a dark abyss, and she struggles against the commands of a disembodied voice.
None of the living notice Lucy haunting them, except a servant named Philip whose memories are as fragmented as hers. They find evidence they were involved in a necromancer’s scheme to cheat death: a spell that went awry. Lucy also suspects Philip, for whom she’s developing an impossible attraction, may have been one of her enemies.
The more Lucy learns, the less she wants to remember. The necromancer’s work isn’t finished, though, and his influence is consuming the minds and wills of everyone in the house, living and dead. To have any chance of making a happy ending out of their mistakes, Lucy and Philip must face the truth about their past and free the residents of Springett Hall from a curse that reaches beyond death.
About the Author:
E.B. Wheeler grew up in Georgia and California. She attended BYU, majoring in history with an English minor, and earned an MA in early modern history with an emphasis on British religion and popular belief, as well as an MLA in historic and cultural landscapes, from Utah State University. In addition to writing, she also consults about historic preservation and teaches Utah history at Utah State University. She has worked on projects for the National Park Service, the LDS church, and the USU Museum of Anthropology. She currently serves on the board of directors for the League of Utah Writers. She lives in the mountains of Utah with her husband, children, and various pets. If she had spare time, she would spend it playing harp and hammered dulcimer, gardening, hiking, shooting archery, knitting, and reading.
Adder in the Path by William Jensen
About the Book: Beautifully written and unflinchingly honest, this wondeful book is a tragic chronicle of the Mormon War, and two very different families caught up in a maelstrom of intolerance and violence. It is a tale that teaches the fragility of human connection and the destruction caused by fanaticism and hypocrisy—crucial lessons that resonate long after the last word.
About the Author: William Jensen was born and raised on a farm in a tiny town in northern Utah, the very heart of Mormon country. He received a Master’s degree in History from Utah State University and then worked on an advanced Degree at Kansas State University. At Kansas State he became very interested in Mormon History.
Space Gum by Dannette Hansen
About the Book: Has gum ever been in space? It’s been every other place. Astronau
ts, Stan and Willie, land on a fiery-orange planet. Willie is so worried about aliens and creatures that he chokes. His gum goes flying out of his mouth and then he steps on it. The gum ends up on the planet’s surface.
About the Author: Danette Hansen has always gravitated to the creative side of life and she has a very vivid imagination. She writes historical fiction, contemporary fantasy for middle grade and young adult audiences. She’s also illustrates and writes picture books. Having the ability to create worlds that readers escape into is very satisfying to her. She said, “As the magical elements fall into place in a story I’ve learned to recognize that’s really how life is; magical when you least expect it.” She spends her time with husband and four children in Northern Utah.
Seefus Finds A Friend by Laurel MacQuarrie
About the Book: This cute book, just one in it’s series, tells a woeful tale of a lonely slug who discovers the true meaning of friendship. The whole family will enjoy this charming and whimsical story of a young slug’s journey as he learns that the only way to have a good friend, is to be a good friend. Join Seefus and his new friend, Saul Snail, as they tumble and roll on their misadventure through the beautifully illustrated pages in search of ten similar items to count.
About the Author: Laurel MacQuarrie is a former special-needs teacher, foster mother, mother, and step-mother whose heart has a special place for young children. She majored in psychology and used that training, intuitive expertise, and big heart to break through some of the toughest mental walls. She creates her own illustrations out of clay, paper, and odd finds at garage sales to help capture a young child’s imagination. She adores telling a story both visually and through her old-styled rhyming prose.
Did you write a book that you want to sell? Call or come in to the Book Table and talk to Mary Ann. (435) 752-3055.