Recently, Jonathan Langford has been throwing around the idea of hosting an AML book club here at Dawning of a Brighter Day. Since I like the idea, I propose we inaugurate the club with a reading of two classic Mormon novels, Nephi Anderson’s Piney Ridge Cottage and The Story of Chester Lawrence, which are celebrating this year their 101st and 100th anniversaries respectively.
What better way to commemorate this Mormon Lit milestone than to revisit these classics?
In my opinion, Piney Ridge Cottage is one of the best examples of Mormon Home Literature fiction and one of Anderson’s triumphs. The Story of Chester Lawrence, its sequel, is also worth reading, especially for the way it ties up the loose ends of Piney Ridge Cottage and glimpses turn-of-the-century international Mormonism and missionary work.
As I understand Jonathan’s vision, participants will spend the month reading these novels and then discuss them here on the blog. My post at the end of the month with host the discussion with some observations and discussion questions.
What do you say? Are you up for an August with Anderson?