We cannot believe that November is already upon us, but it’s here and so is our November book discussion selection, Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer. This nonfiction title explores the history of Mormon fundamentalism in the United States and profiles the split of the mainstream LDS from it’s polygamous history. We are findign this book difficult to put down and we’re sure it will be a fantastic discussion.
Looking for more? Here are some blurbs from when Under the Banner of Heaven was originally published in 2003:
“Scrupulously reported and written with Krakauer’s usual exacting flair, Under the Banner of Heaven is both illuminating and thrilling. It is also the creepiest book anyone has written in a long time—and that’s meant as the highest possible praise.” —Newsweek
“Powerfully illuminating. . . . Almost every section of the book is fascinating in its own right, and together the chapters make a rich picture. . . . An arresting portrait of depravity.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Riveting. . . . Intriguing. . . . Breezy, smooth and vigorously written, this ambitious book is entertaining and informative. . . . Krakauer reconstructs the Lafferty brothers’ descent into fatal fanaticism magnificently, interweaving their story throughout the book and giving this wide-ranging work narrative coherence and emotional resonance. . . . [He is] a superb storyteller.” —The News & Observer
“Illuminating . . . provocative. . . . Krakauer is an adept chronicler of extremists [and] the tour guide of choice for secular quests.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
Drop by the second floor Adult and Teen Services desk at the Main Library for your copy. Then join us at Molly Malone’s on Tuesday, November 22nd at 8 pm. Should be an interesting discussion!