We are pleased to announce that Ashley Mae Hoiland, author of One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly: The Art of Seeking God (published by the Neal A. Maxwell Institute)—will be here for a lunchtime signing on Friday, Nov. 4. She will be here from 11 AM to 1 PM to sign copies of her book and chat. We hope you will be able to make it but, if not, we can mail a signed copy to you or hold it for pick-up here at the store. To RSVP on Facebook, click here.
One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly is for restless souls who desire to know God more deeply. Ashley Mae Hoiland bids us follow her down the hallowed and well-trodden path between the heart and mind, where glimpses of godliness are discovered in rainstorms, bus rides, temples, and mountains. As a Latter-day Saint, Hoiland explores the complexities of faith in everyday life where laughter and creativity matter as much as faith, hope, and charity.
“Through her exquisite poetry and prose, Ashley Mae Hoiland offers what she aptly terms the sacred writ of my life. Her intensely personal stories capture the experiences of daughter, sister, wife, mother, missionary, friend, and stranger all framed within her thoughtful explorations of belief and being. This spiritual autobiography is richly textured with honesty, compassion, and reverence. There is no trite homily here, but rather an abundance of finely turned phrases to ponder. The spare words make their own music while simple line drawings accentuate the poet s artistry. Hoiland s reflections are very female and very Mormon, but she sounds a universal ring in her struggle to find God and embrace all God s children in a world that both is and is not perfect. There is wonder here, and wholeness and holiness, that carries the reader into his or her own soul.”
–Jill Mulvay Derr, Coeditor of Eliza R. Snow: The Complete Poetry
Ashley Mae Hoiland received a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio arts and a master of fine arts degree in poetry from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She teaches art in low-income elementary schools in California and has written and illustrated several children’s books. She is founder of We Brave Women—an initiative to educate youth about important historic and contemporary women.
One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly: The Art of Seeking God. Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2016. Paperback. 212pp. $12.95.
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