Salt Lake City, UT Paperback New 1560851023 Brand new softcover book! Never been read! ; The stories of Where Nothing Is Long Ago are a celebration of Sorensen's childhood.
She wrote most of them in 1962 while she stayed eight months with her father in Springville, Utah, after her sister's death. (The title story and "The Face" had been published earlier in The New Yorker. ) The narrator of each story is an adult remembering her experiences as a child and narrating events from the child's perspective, so the stories are often about the child's attempt to understand the values of her community. Several stories center on the community's response to an individual who is in some way an outsider? a polygamous wife who has been left alone after the 1890 Manifesto ostensibly banned such marriages; a black family from Tennessee, directed to Manti by one of the town's missionaries; a woman whose husband has fallen away from the faith? and the child's observations of the behavior of town members towards this outsi
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