Reminder about the signing–this Wednesday (May 8th).  Karen will be here to sign at 5:30 and then begin speaking at 6. To RSVP and see who’s coming, visit the event page on Facebook at











We are pleased to announce that Karen Lynn Davidson, one of the authors (her co-author, Jill Derr, is currently serving a mission) of the recently-published Eliza: The Life and Faith of Eliza R. Snow, will be at our store on Wednesday, May 8, to speak about the book and sign copies. She will be here from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to sign and will begin speaking at 6:00.  She will be available to sign and ask questions after her presentation.

Eliza R. Snow is one of the most revered women in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We hear stories of her faith and strength, and we sing her beloved hymns. She was fondly known as “Zion’s Poetess” and also as “Presidentess,” because of her leadership of Relief Society and her role in forming and directing organizations for young women and children. She has remained a legend for generations of Latter-day Saints, but we know less about her “variegated life,” as she described it—the personal joys and sorrows brought about by unfolding events in the young Church of which she was a part.

This intimate look at Eliza R. Snow reveals a more private side of this extraordinary woman. She emerges as a bright young poet in Ohio, a new convert to the restored Church, a seamstress, and a sharer in the persecutions and hardships of the early Saints. We see a member of the households of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, a dedicated temple worker, and a traveling Relief Society president with a zeal for teaching the gospel.

Her delight in nature, her love for family and friends, and her outlook of hope for the cause of Zion are reflected here through selections from some of her best poems. Photographs, artifacts, and personal letters add visual beauty to this inspiring introduction to her fascinating life.

KAREN LYNN DAVIDSON earned a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. At Brigham Young University she was a member of the English faculty and director of the Honors Program. She has served on the General Music Committee of the Church and plays violin with the Orchestra at Temple Square.

Eliza: The Life and Faith of Eliza R. Snow. Deseret Book, 2013. Hardback. 224 pp. $27.99

Also available: Eliza R. Snow: The Complete Poetry. BYU Studies, 2009. Hardback. 1333 pp. $44.95

The Joseph Smith Papers: Histories, vols. 1 & 2. Church Historian’s Press, 2012. Hardback. $54.95/ea. (or become a JS Papers subscriber and save 10% on each volume!)

Our Latter-day Hymns (rev. ed.). Deseret Book, 2009. Paperback. 542 pp. $29.99


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