Holly Welker

Event Date: Friday, February 17 at 7:00pm

In this unflinching look at the realities of Mormon life, Holly Welker and thirty-six Mormon women write about devotion, love and luck, about the wonder of discovery, and about the journeys, both thorny and magical, to humor, grace, and contentment.  They speak to a diversity of life experiences: what happens when one partner rejects Church teachings; marrying outside one's faith; the pain of divorce and widowhood; the horrors of spousal abuse; the hard journey from visions of an idealized marriage to the everyday truth; sexuality within Mormon marriage; how the pressure to find a husband shapes young women's sense of self; and the ways Mormon belief and culture can influence second marriages and same-sex unions. 

"One need not be Mormon to savor this collection of bold and varied essays about the joys and conflicts, the highs and lows, the complexities and contradictions of being a smart Mormon woman today. Beautifully written and impeccably edited, Baring Witness provides not just a wealth of information and experience, but also a truly great read." --Cathi Hanauer, author of Gone and editor of The Bitch Is Back

Event date: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444
Baring Witness: 36 Mormon Women Talk Candidly about Love, Sex, and Marriage Cover Image
By Holly Welker (Editor)
ISBN: 9780252081781
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Published: University of Illinois Press - July 25th, 2016