Thieves of Summer


Princess Alice is an elephant the children of Utah purchased by donating nickels and dimes to a circus. The girls don’t know this, but her handler takes the mammoth princess out on late-night strolls around the park when the moon is out. What they do know is that the elephant sometimes escapes and goes on a rampage, crashing through front-yard fences and collecting collars of clothesline laundry around her neck, a persistent train of barking dogs following behind. The girls’ father is a police officer who is investigating a boy’s disappearance.

In her last book, Linda Sillitoe draws from her background of writing poems, novels, and true crime. As Peter Rock puts it, “‘The Theives of Summer’ never lets up.”


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September 26th, 2014

Mormon News, September 22–26

Congratulations to Signature Books’ author Elizabeth Anderson for winning yet another award for her book, Cowboy Apostle: The Diaries of Anthony W. Ivins, 1875–1932! Beth was awarded the best documentary history award at a banquet Wednesday evening hosted by the Utah Historical Society.


September 19th, 2014

Mormon News, September 15–19

A federal judge ruled this week that Vergel Steed, a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, cannot be compelled to testify in a child labor investigation because the testimony violates his religious utebeliefs. U.S. District judge David Sam cited the controversial Hobby Lobby ruling earlier this year that exempted religious believers from providing birth control to their employees if they felt it contradicted their beliefs. But now, as Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned in her dissent three months ago in the Hobby Lobby case, religious believers are leaning on that ruling to exempt themselves from other laws.