by Eugene England
Paperback / 260 pages. / 1-56085-069-8 / $14.95
At a time when society has become so egotistical and violent that school children conceal weapons in their waistbands, England suggests that everyone take a moment to reconsider where they stand on issues. Using his hallmark literary forms of personal essay and autobiographical short story, he draws examples from his own life to show the complexities that real people face at home, in their neighborhoods, at work, and in the pews. Admitting to no easy answers, he shows through plot and metaphor of well-developed stories, and through the penetrating view of his sympathetic perspective, the dangers and advantages of various options.
Eugene England was a Professor of English literature and Associate Director of the Honors Program at Brigham Young University. He was the author of several books, including Brother Brigham and Dialogues With Myself and editor of Bright Angels and Familiars: Contemporary Mormon Stories; Harvest: Contemporary Mormon Poems; Tending the Garden: Essays on Mormon Literature; and other anthologies.