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Signature Books, founded in 1981, publishes some of the best books in Mormon studies. We specialize in narrative and documentary history, biography, fiction, poetry, and Western Americana. Our books have received numerous honors over the years from the Mormon History Association, the John Whitmer Historical Association, the Utah State Historical Society, and the Evans Biography Award. This podcast will include interviews with Signature Books authors from both our new releases and some of the significant books from our backlist.

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Signature Books, founded in 1981, publishes some of the best books in Mormon studies. We specialize in narrative and documentary history, biography, fiction, poetry, and Western Americana. Our books have received numerous honors over the years from the Mormon History Association, the John Whitmer Historical Association, the Utah State Historical Society, and the Evans Biography Award. This podcast will include interviews with Signature Books authors from both our new releases and some of the significant books from our backlist.

    Scholars Share New Insights on Early Mormon Polygamy

    Scholars Share New Insights on Early Mormon Polygamy

    Listen as contributors to the new volume, Secret Covenants: New Insights on Early Mormon Polygamy, delve into the complex history of early Mormon polygamy. The discussion covers Joseph Smith's controversial marriage proposals, the enduring fascination with the practice, and the pivotal role of Fanny Alger in the narrative. The guests emphasize the importance of centering women's experiences and perspectives when examining this chapter of Mormon history, shedding new light on a topic that cont...

    • 54 min
    The Book of Queer Mormon Joy

    The Book of Queer Mormon Joy

    Marketing specialist Beth Brumer-Reeve is joined by Kerry Spencer Pray, editor and one of more than thirty essayists in The Book of Queer Mormon Joy, just released by Signature Books. In this discussion, Kerry addresses how this book came to life, the importance of focusing on joy in the queer community, and why everyone should read it. Kerry Spencer Pray teaches writing at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Maryland. Mormon by birth, she taught at Brigham Young University for fourtee...

    • 27 min
    An Evening with Signature Poets 2024

    An Evening with Signature Poets 2024

    Signature Books held a captivating evening of poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month with our amazing authors.Utah Poet Laureate Lisa Bickmore emceed the event and introduced our two most recently published poets, Maureen Clark, author of This Insatiable August, and Darlene Clark, author of Count Me In.Other poets who read include Marilyn Bushman-Carlton, Warren Scott Hatch, Steven L. Peck, Laura Hamblin and Lisa Bickmore.Listen to the power of the spoken word from the poets as they speak ...

    • 51 min
    Author Darlene Young discusses her latest poetry collection "Count Me In"

    Author Darlene Young discusses her latest poetry collection "Count Me In"

    Poet Darlene Young talks with Signature marketing specialist Beth Brumer Reeve about her latest book, Count Me In, and how it is a testament to showing up within her faith community and in life. Aubrey Chaves, co-host of the Faith Matters podcast, says Darlene “does the soul work of connecting us to the divinity and richness of the everyday.” Count Me In is now available for purchase wherever Signature Books are sold. She will be reading from her collection on April 16 at 7 pm at Signatu...

    • 29 min
    Featuring Signature’s Women Authors and Subjects

    Featuring Signature’s Women Authors and Subjects

    In honor of Women’s History Month, Signature Books director Barbara Jones Brown talks with just some of the many women authors and editors who are soon-to-publish their books with Signature, including:Cheryl L. Bruno, editor of Secret Covenants: New Insights on Early Mormon PolygamyKatie Ludlow Rich & Heather Sundahl, authors and editors of a 50-year retrospective on the Exponent IIMcArthur Krishna & Anne Pimentel, on change-making women in church historyRobin Ritch, editor of a colle...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Michael Quinn's daughters, "Chosen Path" annotators discuss his new memoir

    Michael Quinn's daughters, "Chosen Path" annotators discuss his new memoir

    At this recent event at Signature Books, D. Michael Quinn’s two daughters and the annotators of Quinn’s posthumously published book, Chosen Path, shared what they learned about this enigmatic historian and father—and about twentieth-century Mormonism—through reading his remarkable new memoir. Listen in to this candid conversation as Mary Quinn, Lisa Quinn Harrison, Calvin Burke, Connell O’Donovan, Sue Bergin, and Barbara Jones Brown discuss the complexities of Quinn’s relationship with ...

    • 1 hr 7 min

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