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

Jul 22, 2016

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

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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Barnes & Noble – “TOP OF THE LONG LIST”

Jun 27, 2016

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

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

Jun 27, 2016

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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