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Re: “Report: Mormons Quit Church in Mass Resignation

I recently read the book "Following the Wrong God Home: Footloose in an American Dream" by Clive Scott Chisholm. The author retraced the 1000 mile trek of 19th century Mormon pioneers from the Missouri River to Salt Lake City. He brings in the journals of th pioneers and intertwines it with his experiences at the same locations in 1985. I grew up not far from Palmyra and have a non-Morman central New Yorker vantage point. The author was a former Mormon who taught English at a college I attended. Although he left before I got there, his prose feels familiar- it reflects the unique and identifiable atmosphere of that college. I therefore have "connections" to the author and the material. I would love to hear how the book is perceived and received by those who don't have the connection I do. To me, it was eye opening and fascinating, and the prose was delightful - every word carefully chosen. Has anyone on this site read that book?

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Posted by Upstate New Yorker on 07/31/2012 at 9:45 PM

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