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We are pleased to announce that Mary L. Bradford will be here for an informal lunchtime event on Friday, February 13th to sign copies of her recently-published book, Mr. Mustard Plaster and Other Mormon Essays (published by Greg Kofford Books), and chat. She will be here from 11:00 to 12:00. We hope you will be able to make it but, if not, we can hold a signed copy here at the store or mail it to you. To RSVP on Facebook, please click here.

Poet, editor, biographer, and author Mary Lythgoe Bradford has had one of the longest and most consistent careers of anyone working in contemporary Mormon letters. This new collection, Mr. Mustard Plaster and Other Mormon Essays, conveniently provides under one cover a picaresque memoir of her impressive cultural contributions—from her graduate days, during the late century, at the University of Utah where she received her Master’s degree in English literature; through her becoming the first “Sister” to have edited Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought; well, now, to her later-life career as poet and author of the collection Purple: Poems by Mary Lythgoe Bradford, published during the present century. The essays, organized in five sections, follow her eventful life in roughly chronological order.

“For nearly half a century Mary Bradford has perfected the personal essay, that most under-appreciated of literary genres. In revelation after revelation, she has used her life as a prism through which she has looked inward and outward, illuminating the world from the perspective Thoreau referred to ironically as ‘the narrowness of my experience.’ From such ‘narrowness’ Bradford has expanded our vision through the unique perspective of her poetic, feminine, and Mormon voice—a voice of grace, beauty, and deep meaning.” — Robert A. Rees, author of The Cost of Discipleship: The Dimensions of a Mature Mormon Faith

Mary Lythgoe Bradford is past editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought and author of Lowell Bennion: Counselor, Humanitarian. A prominent LDS poet as well as essayist, Bradford’s poetry was recently collected in Purple: Poems by Mary Lythgoe Bradford.


Mr. Mustard Plaster and Other Mormon Essays. Greg Kofford Books, 2015. 207pp. Paperback. $20.95.


Also by Mary Bradford:

Lowell L. Bennion: Teacher – Counselor – Humanitarian. Dialogue Foundation, 1995. Hardback. Reg. $24.95, SALE $2.99.

Purple: Poems by Mary Lythgoe Bradford. Dialogue Foundation, 2009. Paperback. $11.95


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