The Wall Street Journal: Five Best: Judith Freeman on Mormons and Mormonism

Oct 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Judith Freeman selects and reviews the five best books on Mormons and Mormonism for the Wall Street Journal. Read the article here Five Best: Judith Freeman on Mormons and Mormonism Sept. 30, 2016 1:02 p.m. ET Ms. Freeman is the author, most recently, of ‘The Latter Days: A Memoir.’   No Man Knows My History…

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San Francisco Chronicle – July 22 – by Jeff Baker – “Who wouldn’t want to keep reading?”

Jul 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Judith Freeman uses a famous quote from Czeslaw Milosz on the last page of her new memoir, “The Latter Days”: “When a writer is born into a family,” Milosz said, “the family is finished.” It’s tempting to buy into such literary fatalism after reading Freeman’s account of her life as a stylish young rebel in…

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Utah Public Radio – Interview – Podcast

Jul 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

At twenty-two, Judith Freeman was working in the LDS Church-owned department store in the Utah town where she’d grown up. In the process of divorcing the man she had married at seventeen, she was living in her parents’ house with her four-year old son, who had already endured two heart surgeries. She had abandoned Mormonism,…

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The Salt Lake City Tribune: Judith Freeman is set free by the truth of her Mormon girlhood

Jun 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Salt Lake City Tribune: Books – Judith Freeman is set free by the truth of her Mormon girlhood – By Ellen Fag Weist ….  As a narrator, Freeman’s voice is direct and distanced, recounting the encompassing collective of her family and LDS neighbors, while examining the repressed sexuality of a patriarchal culture. She describes her…

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Barnes & Noble – “TOP OF THE LONG LIST”

Jun 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble picks The Latter Days for “Top of the Long List” in their “Our Week in Review” For June 24, 2016.

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Salt Lake City Weekly: Essential Picks for Tuesday June 28

Jun 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

TUESDAY 6.28 Judith Freeman: The Latter Days Memoir may be a common literary form, and around these parts, it may seem that there’s a new memoir every day or so about growing up in—and often alienation from—the LDS Church. But there’s a uniquely contemplative quality to Judith Freeman’s The Latter Days, which chronicles a life…

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The Chicago Tribune: The Latter Days is one of the “30 books you should read this summer”.

Jun 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Chicago Tribune called this a “must-read memoir” as chose it as one of the “30 books you should read this summer“. “The Latter Days by Judith Freeman (June 7, Pantheon, 336 pages, $27.95): Judith Freeman has written four novels, a short story collection and a biography of Raymond Chandler. Now she opens up about…

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THE SECRET LIFE OF MORMONS: AS TOLD BY PRODIGAL DAUGHTER, NOVELIST JUDITH FREEMAN

Jun 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

From Religion Dispatches – USC Annenberg – by Joanna Brooks / June 1, 1016 “Who do you think you are—to want to be a writer?” These are the words that haunt the young Mormon girl who is the protagonist of Judith Freeman’s new memoir, The Latter Days (Pantheon). Freeman, whose breakout novel The Chinchilla Farm…

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Ursula K. LeGuin interview

May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

There’s a terrific interview with Ursula K. Le Guin in the recent issue of the Harvard Design Magazine, “Dragons, Poets, and the Real World.”  The interviewer is Martti Kalliala. In the same issue my friend Tina Barney has a photograph:  the theme of the issue is “Family.”   Check it out here: http://www.harvarddesignmagazine.org/    

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Goodbye to Jim Harrison

Mar 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jim Harrison, who died last weekend, was a writer whose work I deeply admired.  I met him only twice, once at the annual St. Malo writer’s conference on the coast of Brittany, once at the wake for our mutual friend James Welch in his hometown of Missoula, Montana.  In St. Malo we ate great platters…

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