Ann Weisgarber

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“Weisgarber’s marvelous third novel is …..  a rich, powerful, and wholly immersive tale grounded in Utah and Mormon history.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Glovemaker, Ann Weisgarber’s engrossing, troubling, honest-to-goodness third novel, is as stark and touching as the lives described, as tense and testing as the Utah backlands where it’s set, as fine as any fiction you will read this year.” – Jim Crace, The Melody and Harvest

“A compelling story balanced on the knife edge between religion and ethics, crime and sin, compassion and fear.” — Mary Doria Russell, author of Doc and Epitaph

The Glovemaker is another triumph from one of our country’s finest historical novelists. Once again Ann Weisgarber gives us a spellbinding, multi-layered heroine whose survival is jeopardized by the harshness of the land and the man she loves. A tale of moral complexity as compelling and suspenseful as the great American classic, The Ox-Box Incident, The Glovemaker deftly explores a woman, alone with her conscience and the devastating consequences of serving community over self, finding the strength to choose right over righteousness.” – Sarah Bird, Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen

“When I first started reading Ann Weisgarber’s new book, I had no expectation that a novel about renegade Mormons in Utah in the 1880’s could turn out to be so precisely suspenseful that, if Alfred Hitchcock were alive, he might snap up the film rights.  The Glovemaker is a humane, high-velocity glimpse into the ever-simmering dilemmas of faith and conscience.” – Stephen Harrigan, The Gates of the Alamo and Remember Ben Clayton

“Ann Weisgarber is a historian of the first degree, but her true strength lies in crafting sweeping and often poignant fictional narratives of the iconic women who helped settle the American heartland. Ms. Weisgarber, in The Glovemaker, has once again created a heroine of extraordinary grace and courage in a challenging, at times violent, but ultimately sublime landscape.” – Kathleen Kent, The Heretic’s Daughter

The Glovemaker, placed in Utah in 1888, is a beautiful novel that while deeply anchored in history feels oddly relevant in today’s world. Told primarily from the point of Deborah, a Latter-day Saint in Mormon country who cannot stand to watch federal government lawmen hunt Mormon men and their families. The issue then was religious liberty and Deborah finds herself in the thick of it.” – Jan Jarboe Russell, The Train to Crystal City

“I loved everything about this book – the characters, the plot, the vivid and unique setting – but most of all I loved the fact that it felt so raw and honest.” – Juliet West,  The Faithful

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