The Latter Days: A Memoir


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Anchor Books
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Judith Freeman is the author of four novels--Red Water, The Chinchilla Farm, Set for Life, and A Desert of Pure Feeling--and of Family Attractions, a collection of stories, and The Long Embrace, a biography of Raymond Chandler. She lives in California and Idaho.


"Strong and deep, a raging river of a story. . . . It is an arrow straight from Mormon country, from the Mountain West and from the heart." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A brave and valuable book." --Ursula K. Le Guin, author of The Left Hand of Darkness

"Tender. . . . Flows slowly, a gentle stream of recollections . . . coalescing into eloquence." --Chicago Tribune

"A compelling story, compulsively readable, and its authorial voice--calm, keen-eyed, gracious but only to a point--still rings inside me." --Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander

"Moving. . . . A rich and revealing personal history. . . . Her story is one of family succor and sorrow; and the flickering origins of shame. This is an affecting and tender memoir as Ms. Freeman displays the dark wonder of the forces that shape our life choices." --Ron Carlson, author of Return to Oakpine

"Searing. . . . Revelatory. . . . There is always great pleasure for the reader in her exacting, sensory descriptions." --Los Angeles Review of Books

"The Latter Days arrived at four P.M. and I read until midnight, unable to leave. . . . Freeman sends rays of light straight into the reader's heart." --Susan Straight, author of Between Heaven and Here
"Poignant. . . . Freeman writes with the clear voice of a person who's (mostly) shed the trappings of the past." --Publishers Weekly

"A novelist's account of her early life growing up Mormon in Utah and the family memories she kept hidden from herself. . . . highly readable. . . . A poignant, searching memoir of self discovery." --Kirkus Reviews