Sisterhood: Inside the Lives of Mormon Women

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Many hold a deep fascination with Mormonism but erroneously think of it as a secret religion that celebrates polygamy and confinement. Most outsiders regard Latter-day Saint women as submissive and pitiable. In The Sisterhood, award-winning author Dorothy Allred Solomon takes us inside the lives of women of the faith. She focuses on the roles of Mormon women in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, including fascinating personal stories about family, children, and husbands. She takes us into the ...

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Overview

Many hold a deep fascination with Mormonism but erroneously think of it as a secret religion that celebrates polygamy and confinement. Most outsiders regard Latter-day Saint women as submissive and pitiable. In The Sisterhood, award-winning author Dorothy Allred Solomon takes us inside the lives of women of the faith. She focuses on the roles of Mormon women in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, including fascinating personal stories about family, children, and husbands. She takes us into the lives of the High Priestesses of the Church, draws on histories sustained by the most thorough genealogical records in the world, and addresses the wives of polygamists. The Sisterhood sheds light on an expanding and complex religion and offers a long overdue portrait of Mormonism and women.

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"In this candid, thought-provoking work, Dorothy Allred Solomon sheds light on a complex and misunderstood religion."—Sally Denton, author of American Massacre and Passions and Principle

"Illuminates the possibilities of faith for us all."—Teresa Jordan, author of Riding the White Horse Home

"One of the most gifted and insightful writers in Mormondon today."—Carol Lynn Pearson, author of Mother Wove the Morning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230607866
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy Allred Solomon is the author of the seminal books In My Father's House and Daughter of the Saints. She has appeared on The Today Show and Oprah. She is a recipient of the Utah Governor's Media Award for Excellence and of the WILLA Literary Award. She lives in Layton, Utah.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Note to the Reader     xi
Introduction: As Sisters in Zion     1
For Time and All Eternity     17
A Righteous Seed     51
Call the Man     75
Love at Home     97
Charity Never Faileth     123
What Would Jesus Do?     161
The Sisterhood     193
Glossary     219
For Further Reading     227
Other Reading and Viewing     229
Notes     231
Index     239
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  • Posted April 2, 2012

    No sure

    I was expecting, I think a more "matter of fact" kind of book. While it did give some history and insight, it felt more like a very long booklet someone would leave at your door. I wanted to understand the religion not be converted too. Way too much scripture.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2007

    Finally!!

    The author has captured the essence of life as a Morman woman. The fears, joys, love, desires, Faith, hopes and the everyday lives. She has a candid, though provoking style of writing. Her life experiences were of great interest to me personally, there is so much of the Mormon church that seems shrouded in mystery, The author has opened this up and helped me gain an understanding. It is not a candy coated, green jello piece of work. There were times I had that uncomfortable but compelling feeling of being a witness to highly personal and important crossroads and near 'car' crashes in the lives of these women. I loved it and would highly recomend it!

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