Brenda Stanley reads and signs The Treasure of Cedar Creek at Weller Book Works
Sat, Sep 29
In 1896, the isolated and vast state of Idaho is a haven for the polygamous splinter group called The Kingdom of Glory, which is hiding more than their outlawed practice of plural marriage.At the compound called Cedar Creek, the prophet is hoping to increase his congregation, even if that means marrying off girls to men decades older. When Peri, who escaped the compound years earlier, returns to help rescue Grace, a girl betrothed to the prophet himself, she ends up also saving her own sister Emma. As the three women make a frantic and deadly escape from the compound, they take with them both the newborn heir to the church, and their dead mother's cryptic journal to the prophet's hidden treasure. Along their journey, the women realize to truly be free they must face what holds them captive, even if those answers are more horrifying than they ever imagined.Brenda Stanley has been a television news anchor and reporter for over 25 years. She has been recognized for her writing and reporting by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Hearst Journalism Awards, The Idaho Press Club and the Society for Professional Journalists. She is the mother of five grown children, including two sets of twins, and seven grandchildren. She lives on a small ranch in Blackfoot, Idaho with her husband, Dave who is a veterinarian.A reading will be followed by a signing.Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival.
- Presented By: Weller Book Works
- Dates: September 29, 2018
- Location: Weller Book Works
- Address: 607 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
- Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM