Baptism for the Dead

Running Rabbit Press
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The perfect Mormon wife in the perfect Mormon town has a secret: she doesn’t believe in God. Her husband has a secret, too: he’s in love with another man. She’s stood by her husband for two years, tending their secrets, fading into the easy background of Rexburg, Idaho. But when she meets a man who calls himself “X,” an untidy, beer-drinking artist on a rambling sabbatical through the Western States, her resolve to be the perfect wife finally crumbles.

At first her affair with X is just another secret to keep. He’ll be gone soon, and no one will be the wiser. But she quickly realizes she can no longer be content with the structured, wholesome life of a Rexburg woman. Though she fears her husband’s reaction and the town’s rejection, she leaves to join X on his journey through the Rockies.

Amid mountains and deserts, surrounded by art and creation, she discovers the realities of eternity. But just as she is beginning to build a life without religion, a death in the family pulls her and X back to Rexburg. She must return to the place that created and confined her, this time not as the perfect Mormon wife, but as something monstrous to the people she loves.
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About the author

Libbie Hawker writes historical and literary fiction with rich prose and vivid details of time and place. She lives in the beautiful San Juan Islands with her husband.
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Publisher
Running Rabbit Press
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Published on
Dec 15, 2012
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Pages
322
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Religious
Religion / Atheism
Religion / Christianity / Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
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This content is DRM free.
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Eligible for Family Library

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