Here are the new arrivals gracing our shelves lately. Over the next few months, we will see many more exciting publications. Check them out here.


Johnston, Charlotte Cannon with Mary B. Johnston. Living the Principle: My Progenitors and Polygamy. Create Space, 2016. 287pp. Paperback. $19.99. Foreword by Claudia L. Bushman. In this candid, balanced account of the practice of plural marriage early in the history of the Mormon Church, Charlotte Cannon Johnston focuses on the lives of her four great-grandmothers (including the George Q. Cannon and Samuel Rose Parkinson families) and other women in her family who faced the challenges of plural marriage. She uses their lives as a springboard to discuss the reasons for and characteristics of polygamy for the fifty-some years it was practiced in the early Church and the repercussions of the practice that continue today.



Hales, Scott. The Garden of Enid: Adventures of A Weird Mormon Girl – Part 2. Greg Kofford Books, 2017. 169pp. Paperback. $22.95. Fifteen-year-old Enid Gardner is a self-proclaimed “weird Mormon girl.” When she isn’t chatting with Joseph Smith or the Book of Abraham mummy, she’s searching for herself between the spaces of doubt and belief. Along the way, she must grapple with her Mormon faith as it adapts to the twenty-first century. She also must confront the painful mysteries at the heart of her strained relationship with her ailing mother. The Garden of Enid: Adventures of a Weird Mormon Girl recasts the award-winning webcomic as a two-part graphic novel. With revised and previously unpublished comics, it features the familiar story that captivated thousands online, yet offers new glimpses into Enid’s year-long odyssey.


Griffiths, Casey Paul; Susan Easton Black, Mary Jane Woodger. What You Don’t Know About the 100 Most Important Events in Church History. Deseret Book Company, 2017. 320pp. Paperback. $22.95. BYU Church history professors Casey Paul Griffiths, Susan Easton Black, and May Jane Woodger have written engaging vignettes about Mormon history, ranging from familiar events, such as the First Vision, the trek west, and the origin of Primary, to not-so-familiar events, such as the retrenchment movement, the political manifesto, and the beginnings of seminaries and institutes.




Skousen, Royal. Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, 2nd Edition (6 vols.). BYU Studies, 2017. Hardback. $299.99. In this six-volume set, Skousen discusses every substantive change to words or phrases in the text as well as changes in the spelling for about a dozen Book of Mormon names. It also includes a brief discussion of every type of grammatical change that the text has undergone over the years. The changes in the second edition include:

  • 37 new write-ups (34 of these involve suggested changes to the text, nearly all of which have come from independent readers).
  • 8 additional substantive changes to the Book of Mormon text, besides the 606 substantive changes first published in 2009 by Yale University Press in The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text.
  • 60 earlier write-ups now thoroughly revised for the second edition.
  • 101 addenda items in the first edition now in their appropriate place so that everything reads correctly in a single sequence (there is no longer a need to consult any addenda for later corrections or revisions to previous analyses).


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