Where's the great Mormon novel?
February 7, 2008 1:28 PM Subscribe
There are about the same number of Mormons in the US as there are Jews. The founding of the Mormon religion happened relatively close to when large Jewish migration to the US began. Both Mormons and Jews had to deal with persecution. There are countless novels about the Jewish-American experience. Where's the great Mormon novel?
posted by ShooBoo to media & arts (35 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This came up while speaking with an ex-Mormon friend, and she couldn't think of one.
Clearly, there's major cultural differences between the typical Mormon and Jewish household, and perhaps that's the reason the dearth of well-known Mormon literary works.
Is there a great Mormon novel out there? And if not, why not?