What Others are saying about The Coming of Elijah
Winner of the prestigious Marilyn Brown Novel Award in March, 2006
The Coming of Elijah is a weighty, ambitious novel, tagged “a feminine response to The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint and an achievement akin to House Made of Dawn.” The novel’s unsparing examination of redemption that binds generations makes it an instant classic in Mormon literature.
“This is a rich and poignant novel about our Native America cousins. Arianne not only has a grasp of her subject, but knows how to structure a story that resonates memorably long after the last page is turned.”
—Marilyn Brown, author and editor
“The work has real gravity, and is bracingly—or even scorchingly—unsparing in its attention to the sheer awfulness and sense of deep cultural and spiritual betrayal, and despair, in the life of a Navajo-Anglo working-class family in happy Utah Valley through the last decades, and to the larger problems that the story of such a family reveals for a church that has aspired to enlighten the lives of people of all ethnicities.”
—Bruce W. Jorgensen, literary critic, professor of English at BYU