Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) August 06, 2014
Author Elaine Stienon, with the publication of her new historical novel “The Way to the Shining City: A Story of the Early Mormons in Missouri and Nauvoo, Illinois” (published by AuthorHouse), explores the lives of a group of early Mormons.
“I’ve always been intrigued by the underdog,” Stienon explains, “and the early Mormons were certainly persecuted and harassed.”
Unlike other Mormons of their time, Stienon’s fictional group rejects polygamy. Set in the Midwest, “The Way to the Shining City” follows protagonist Gabriel Romain and his people as they are thwarted in their attempt to settle in northern Missouri. They flee to Illinois, where they establish a city called Nauvoo on the Mississippi. The novel describes their search for a place of refuge, the story of their persecutions and the ultimate destruction of their city.
Stienon hopes her readers will finish “The Way to the Shining City” with a deeper understanding and compassion for early religious pilgrims.
“They were not much different from people living today,” she reminds readers.
About the Author
Elaine Stienon attended the University of Michigan, where she received a Hopwood Award for a collection of short fiction. She is the author of “Lightning in the Fog,” “Utah Spring,” “The Light of the Morning” and “In Clouds of Fire.” Her short fiction has appeared in The Potomac Review, Cimarron Review, The Writer’s Journal and Bear River Review.
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